When We Were Alone

When We Were Alone
Publisher Portage & Main Press
Release Date
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 9781553796961
Rating 4.5/5 from 4 reviews
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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 coloured 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. Also available in a bilingual Swampy Cree/English edition. When We Were Alone won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award in the Young People's Literature (Illustrated Books) category, and was nominated for the TD Canadian's Children's Literature Award.

When We Were Alone
  • Author : David A. Robertson
  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-13

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 coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her

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When We Were Alone
  • Author : David A. Robertson
  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-13

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 coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her

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  • Author : David Robertson
  • Publisher : Highwater Press
  • Release Date : 2016

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 coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08

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  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-25

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  • Author : Ulf Nilsson,Eva Eriksson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01

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  • Release Date : 2020-09-22

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  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Release Date : 2021-02-24

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  • Publisher : Portage & Main Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-15

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  • Author : Deborah Madison
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2011-07-28

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  • Release Date : 2019-07-09

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  • Publisher : House of Anansi
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  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-09-24

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