Shi-shi-etko

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Nicola I. Campbell
Illustrator(s):
Kim LaFave
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
ISBN:
978-0888996596
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Shi-shi-etko just has four days until she will have to leave her family and everything she knows to attend residential school. She spends her last precious days at home treasuring and appreciating the beauty of her world—the dancing sunlight, the tall grass, each shiny rock, the tadpoles in the creek, her grandfather’s paddle song. Her mother, father and grandmother, each in turn, share valuable teachings that they want her to remember. Shi-shi-etko carefully gathers her memories for safekeeping.

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