A reconciliation reading list for young readers
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.
Here are 12 books that contribute to the national conversation about reconciliation for young readers.
- In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier
- Dear Canada: These Are My Words by Ruby Slipperjack
- Good for Nothing by Michel Noël, translated by Shelley Tanaka
- Sugar Falls by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson
- No Time to Say Goodbye by Sylvia Olsen, with Rita Morris and Ann Sam
- Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes
- My Name Is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling
- Missing Nimâmâ by Melanie Florence, illustrated by François Thisdale
- I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer, illustrated by Gillian Newland
- Kookum's Red Shoes by Peter Eyvindson, illustrated by Sheldon Dawson
- Shin-chi's Canoe by Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave
- We Feel Good Out Here by Julie-Ann André and Mindy Willett