Review: These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens

At last the Dear Canada series has a book featuring an Indigenous protagonist*! Ruby Slipperjack, who is herself Eabeametoong and who was sent to a Residential School at the age of seven, has written the diary of Violet (Pynut) Pesheens. Violet is thirteen when she is sent to study at one of Northern …

That Fatal Night: A Dear Canada Book, Guest Post by Laura MacDonald

When I found out the theme for this month was Canadian Children’s Literature, my initial reaction was “Oh well, maybe I can write something next month…” I have never thought of myself as someone who reads a lot of Canadian Literature, let alone Canadian Children’s Literature – it just never seems to …