When We Were Alone

⛄ Searches related to text ‿ When We Were Alone  ⛏ ePUB By David Alexander Robertson ⛰ ⛄ Searches related to text ‿ When We Were Alone ⛏ ePUB By David Alexander Robertson ⛰ K Gr 3A young girl learns about family and heritage in this gentle picture book about the legacy of Native American boarding schools Working in the garden with her grandmother, a pigtailed girl asks why her Nkom wears colorful clothing and her hair in a long braid Her grandmother explains that as a child, she was sent far away from her family to a school where she was forced to wear plain clothing and chop off her hair They wanted us to be like everyone else, she explains But when they were alone, the children would cover themselves in the fall leaves and braid grasses into their hair in order to recapture the identities they left behind As her grandmother speaks Cree to a passing bird and sits laughing with her brother, she shares how it feels to be forbidden to speak the only language you know and how stolen moments with a sibling can feel like a lifeline to home Now, I am always with my family, the grandmother says Flett s spring palette of warm blues and browns punctuated with splashes of red contrasts the loving moments between grandmother and granddaughter with stark winter whites and grays depicting boarding school life The repetitive structure creates a predictable narrative together the illustrations and Robertson s child centered text make the boarding school experience accessible to a young audience without glossing over its harshness VERDICT A poignant family story covering a part of history too often missing from library collections A first purchase.Chelsea Couillard Smith, Hennepin County Library, MNWhen We Were Aloneis rare It is exquisite and stunning, for the power conveyed by the words Robertson wrote, and for the illustrations that Flett created I highly recommend it Debbie Reese, American Indians in Childrens Literature.Robertsonhandles a delicate task here admirably well explaining residential schools, that shamefullegacy, and making them understandable to small children Its a dark history, and the author doesnt disguise that, but hewisely focuses the grandmothers tale on how, season by season, the students use creativity, imagination, and patience toretain their sense of identity A beautifully quiet, bold strength arises from the continued refrain When we were aloneand in how the children insisted on being themselves Flettsgorgeous,skillful illustrations have a flattened, faux nave feel to them, like construction paper collage, a style that works perfectlywith the story She nicely contrasts the schools dull browns and grays with the riotous colors surrounding Nkom andgets much expression from her simple silhouettes.Spare, poetic, and moving, this Cree heritage story makes a powerful impression Kirkus ReviewsBeautiful, painful, and shining with truth and dignity Richard Van Camp Julies Fletts illustrations are impeccable The contrast between the colourful and bleak illustrations perfectly match the narrative The relatively small size of the book makes it perfect for sharing with younger children.When We Were Alone addresses the topic of residential schools and, just as importantly, aspects of Cree culture and language There is such gentleness about When We Were Alone that makes it an appropriate book for the even youngest of readers Simply put, this is a much needed book.Highly Recommended Dr Kristen Ferguson, CM MagazineA quiet storyof love and resistance Fletts collage illustrations, with their simplicity and earthy colors, are soulful and gentle All readers will connect with how Nkom lives in celebration of colors, her long hair, her language, and, most of all, her family The Horn Book Magazine, a starred reviewFletts spring palette of warm blues and browns punctuated with splashes of red contrasts the loving moments between grandmother and granddaughter with stark winter whites and grays depicting boarding school life The repetitive structure creates a predictable narrative together the illustrations and Robertsons child centred text make the boarding school experience accessible to a young audience without glossing over its harshness Verdict a poignant family story covering a part of history too often missing from library collections Chelsea Couillard Smith, Hennepin County Library, MNRobertsons text moves between the present and the past, the girls questions and Nkoms memories, which deepen and intensify the quiet, powerful way she lives out her own culture, day by day, in the present A beautifully rendered story of resisitance and love, this is made all the luminous by Fletts art not just by flashes of fuschsia or scarlet among ochre grasses, but by her precisely observed images of the compact bodies of the uniformed children, bowed beneath the weight of the scissors, or lovingly tending each others hair Highly recommended Deirdre Baker, Toronto StarDone simply, but with devastating clearness this is 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    • Hardcover
    • When We Were Alone
    • David Alexander Robertson
    • English
    • 22 July 2017
    • 24 pages

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