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​Speaking Our Truth

Monique Gray Smith's book educates readers about the historical and current impacts of Canada's residential schools.

Monique Gray Smith

Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by Survivors and their families. Guided by acclaimed Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, readers will learn about the lives of Survivors and listen to allies who are putting the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action. (From Orca Books)

Monique Gray Smith's many other books include the novels Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience and Tilly and the Crazy Eightsthe picture books When We Are Kind and My Heart Fills with Happiness.

Interviews with Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith on her book "Speaking Our Truth," which she wrote to help young people understand the impact of residential schools. 13:09

Other books by Monique Gray Smith

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