When We Were Alone

by David A. Robertson


Winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award! A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As the girl asks questions, her grandmother shares her experiences in a residential school, when all of these things were taken away. Also available in a bilingual Swampy Cree/English edition. Download the free teacher guide on the Portage & Main Press website.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2016
ISBN-13 9781553796732
ISBN-10 155379673X
Class Copyright
Publisher Portage & Main Press
Subject Juvenile Fiction
File Size 13 MB
Number of Pages 32
Language ENG
Shelf No. NG032
Grade Range 1-3
Ages 6-8
Lexile 600L