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ISBN:
1550391429
Price: $9.95
Authors: Sylvia Olsen     
Call Number: OLS
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This is a powerful and honest story of a young girl's struggle with teenage pregancy and motherhood. It is an uplifting and positive story as the young girl has the support of family and friends. Daily, she demonstrates her ability to be resilient and to be a role model for others in her family...

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This is a powerful and honest story of a young girl's struggle with teenage pregancy and motherhood. It is an uplifting and positive story as the young girl has the support of family and friends. Daily, she demonstrates her ability to be resilient and to be a role model for others in her family. Due to the touchy subject area, we recommend that the teacher read carefully and teach explicitly. Teenagers will find it powerful and engaging.
Published By: Sononis Press, 2003
Tags: resilience
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ISBN:
9781550391213
Price: $9.95
Authors: Ann Sam      Rita Morris      Sylvia Olsen     
Call Number: OLS
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While this is a fictional account of five children sent to residential school, the stories are based on recollections of members of the Tsartlip First Nations people. Every dimension of life is altered and yet the students band together in companionship. The book is sad, funny, painful and yet c...

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While this is a fictional account of five children sent to residential school, the stories are based on recollections of members of the Tsartlip First Nations people. Every dimension of life is altered and yet the students band together in companionship. The book is sad, funny, painful and yet compelling.
Peoples: Tsartlip BC Coastal First Nations
Published By: Sononis Press
Tags: resilience
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ISBN:
0780195410754
Price: $18.95
Authors: Betsy James      Illustrators: Paul Morin     
Call Number: JAM
Review:

Sosi and her family are facing times of drought and becoming increasingly worried. Soon they will need a new place to live. Sosi, tired of the mounting tension, runs down to the river and creates a small mud doll family. This family does not cry or argue. Sosi makes her doll dance for rain and ...

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Sosi and her family are facing times of drought and becoming increasingly worried. Soon they will need a new place to live. Sosi, tired of the mounting tension, runs down to the river and creates a small mud doll family. This family does not cry or argue. Sosi makes her doll dance for rain and brings the rain to her own family.
Published By: Oxford University Press, 1994
Tags: resilience
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ISBN:
9781582462929
Price: $10.99
Authors: Ramona Maher      Illustrators: Shonto Begay     
Call Number: E MAH
Review:

A wonderful tender tale about a young Navajo girl's month to month life. Each month is given the traditional Navajo name as explained in the additional notes at the back. This book has won several awards. The spectacular illustrations add a great deal of authenticity to this story.

Peoples: Navajo
Published By: Tricycle Press
Tags: resilience
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ISBN:
9780888996077
Price: $8.95
Authors: Pamela Porter      Illustrators: Mary Jane Gerber     
Call Number: F POR
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Young Georgia lives with her grandparents. Disaster strikes when a nearby dam breaks and their home is washed away. Based on a true event in 1964 the people in this resilient Cree/Metis family rebuild their lives and start anew. While simply written, the book depicts many aspects of modern Abor...

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Young Georgia lives with her grandparents. Disaster strikes when a nearby dam breaks and their home is washed away. Based on a true event in 1964 the people in this resilient Cree/Metis family rebuild their lives and start anew. While simply written, the book depicts many aspects of modern Aboriginal life and deals matter of factly with the blatant racism of the 60's. In the words of an 8 year old "This book was great if you love animals. It's still great if you don't like animals. It can get sad but I highly recommend it"
Peoples: Cree M├ętis
Published By: Groundwood Books, 2004
Tags: resilience
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ISBN:
9780888998576
Price: $18.95
Authors: Nicola I. Campbell      Illustrators: Kim LaFave     
Call Number: E CAM
Review:

This poignant sequel to award winning Shi-shi-etko tells the story of two young sibilings in residential school. In telling this story, Nicole Campbell draws on interviews with her family and Elders who survived this particular schooling experience. In spite of the devastation of a long separat...

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This poignant sequel to award winning Shi-shi-etko tells the story of two young sibilings in residential school. In telling this story, Nicole Campbell draws on interviews with her family and Elders who survived this particular schooling experience. In spite of the devastation of a long separation, collection in a cattle truck, daily hard work and meagre meals the strong family ties prevail. The beautiful illustrations help make this a positive story of hope and resilience.
Peoples: Salish
Published By: Groundwood Books, 2008
Tags: resilience
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ISBN:
9781894778626
Price: $14.00
Authors: Constance Brissenden      Larry Loyie     
Call Number: LOY
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A story of a boy's coming of age making the transition from the Residential school system into young adulthood. As a personal story it relates the experiences of many Aboriginal people in Canada and thus provides insight into the era of government Indian policies. The book provides an epilogue a...

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A story of a boy's coming of age making the transition from the Residential school system into young adulthood. As a personal story it relates the experiences of many Aboriginal people in Canada and thus provides insight into the era of government Indian policies. The book provides an epilogue and glossary making it a great resource book. Could be used as a novel study.
Peoples: Cree
Published By: Theytus Books Ltd., 2008
Tags: resilience
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ISBN:
9781897252338
Price: $16.95
Authors: Julie-Ann Andre      Mindy Willet      Illustrators: Tessa Macintosh     
Call Number: 971.9300497 AND
Review:

A great insightful story by a woman who is reconnecting to her Aboriginal ancestry. The beauty of the north and of the traditional Aboriginal culture is seen through her eyes. She shares the pain of residential schooling and is determined to maintain her culture and teach her children the traditi...

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A great insightful story by a woman who is reconnecting to her Aboriginal ancestry. The beauty of the north and of the traditional Aboriginal culture is seen through her eyes. She shares the pain of residential schooling and is determined to maintain her culture and teach her children the traditional way. The photographs provide the reader with a real life view of the Northwest Territories and a beautiful culture.
Peoples: Other
Published By: Fifth House Books, 2008
Tags: resilience
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ISBN:
9781551433448
Price: $7.95
Authors: Sylvia Olsen      Illustrators: Darlene Gait     
Call Number: F OLS
Review:

A beginning novel that tells of the difficulties Murphy faces when going to live with his mother on her First Nation Reserve. This is a great book to use as a novel study for a theme on courage, change, moving or bullying. Highly recommended as it does not try to teach, preach or reach an audien...

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A beginning novel that tells of the difficulties Murphy faces when going to live with his mother on her First Nation Reserve. This is a great book to use as a novel study for a theme on courage, change, moving or bullying. Highly recommended as it does not try to teach, preach or reach an audience--just great writing in a modern context with Aboriginal protagonists. The two students who read it (one boy age 10, one girl age 14) also both loved it!
Published By: Orca Book Publishers
Tags: resilience
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ISBN:
9780618194650
Price: $7.50
Authors: Eve Bunting      Illustrators: Irving Toddy     
Call Number: E BUN
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One day Young Bull is at home with his people, the next day he is far from home in school. This book introduces children to the tragedy of residential school in a way that still carries hope and points to resiliency. Introduces children to the famous ledger drawings as well.

Peoples: Cheyenne
Published By: Clarion
Tags: resilience
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