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When we were alone / David Alexander Robertson, Julie Flett.

By: Robertson, David, 1977- [author.].
Contributor(s): Flett, Julie [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [Winnipeg, Manitoba] : HighWater Press, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 26 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781553796732; 155379673X.Subject(s): Indigenous peoples -- Canada | Indigenous peoples -- Education -- Canada -- Juvenile fiction | Cree Indians -- Education -- Juvenile fiction | Off-reservation boarding schools -- Juvenile fiction | Grandmothers -- Juvenile fiction | Indigenous peoples -- Education -- Fiction | Cree Indians -- Education -- Fiction | Off-reservation boarding schools -- Fiction | Grandmothers -- FictionGenre/Form: Easy. | Fiction. | Juvenile works.DDC classification: jC813/.6 LOC classification: PZ7.1.R598 | Wh 2016PR9199.4.R582 | W45 2016Awards: Governor General's Literary Awards, 2017Summary: "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."-- Provided by publisher.
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"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."-- Provided by publisher.

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