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  • Location: First Nations Territories (America, Canada)

When We Were Alone

When We Were Alone

Why a Booktrail?

A little girl notices her grandmother doesn’t look like other grandmothers

  • ISBN: 978-1553796732
  • Genre: Childrens, Indigenous writing

What you need to know before your trail

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength.

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Canada’s First Nations (c) CBC

Canada’s First Nations (c) CBC

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  When We Were Alone

Destination :  Native American Territories (America, Canada)  Author/Guide: Monique Gray Smith

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