These Are My Words (Dear Canada Series)




These Are My Words:  The Residential School Diary of Violet Presheens, Northern Ontario, Canada 1966

by Ruby Slipperjack

]Violet Pesheens is struggling to adjust to her new life at Residential School. She has run-ins with the other girls, she misses her Grandma, and everything she brought has been taken from her, including her name — she is now just a number. But worst of all, she has a fear. A fear of forgetting the things she treasures most: her Anishnabe language, the names of those she knew before, and her traditional customs. A fear of forgetting who she is.

Ages 9-12