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When we were alone  Cover Image Book Book

When we were alone / David Alexander Robertson ; Julie Flett, illustrator.

Robertson, David, 1977- (author.). Flett, Julie, (illustrator.).


"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 colored 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."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781553796732
  • ISBN: 155379673X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba : HighWater Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
600L Lexile
Decoding demand: 66 (high) Semantic demand: 66 (high) Syntactic demand: 98 (very high) Structure demand: 83 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.5 0.5 195841.
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Education > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
Cree Indians > Education > Juvenile fiction.
Off-reservation boarding schools > Juvenile fiction.
Grandmothers > Juvenile fiction.

Available copies

  • 11 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Scenic Regional.


  • 0 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scenic Regional-Pacific E ROB (Text) 3006931963 Easy Book Available -
Scenic Regional-St. Clair E ROB (Text) 3006931971 Easy Book In transit -

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