A reconciliation reading list for young readers

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On Oct. 22, 1966, near Kenora, Ont., Chanie Wenjack died trying to walk home to the family he was taken from over 400 miles away. Chanie's story inspired Gord Downie's new project, Secret Path, an album, graphic novel and film he hopes will inspire a national conversation about reconciliation and the truth about Canada's history.

Secret Path airs on CBC and will be livestreamed on CBC Arts on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT).

Here are 12 books that contribute to the national conversation about reconciliation for young readers.

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