These are my words : the residential school diary of Violet Pesheens /

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by Slipperjack, Ruby,
[ 02. English Fiction ] Published by : Scholastic Canada Ltd. (Toronto) Physical details: pages cm. Subject(s): Native girls | Native peoples --Canadian Aboriginals --Prejudice --Abuse --Culture Year : 2016 02. English Fiction Item type : 02. English Fiction
Location Collection Call Number Status Date Due
Parkdale Elementary School Dear Canada F SLI Available

"Twelve-year-old Violet Pesheens is taken away to Residential School in 1966. The diary recounts her experiences of travelling there, the first day, and first months, focusing on the everyday life she experiences--the school routine, battles with Cree girls, being quarantined over Christmas, getting home at Easter and reuniting with her family. When the time comes to gather at the train station for the trip back to the residential school, her mother looks her in the eye and asks, "Do you want to go back, or come with us to the trapline?" Violet knows the choice she must make."--

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