When We Were Alone

Author(s) David Robertson
Illustrator(s) Julie Flett
Age Group 4-8
Publisher HighWater Press
ISBN 978-1553796732
Year 2017
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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. This book tells the story about a difficult time in history and one of empowerment and strength.

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