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Stolen words  Cover Image Book Book

Stolen words / written by Melanie Florence ; illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard.

Florence, Melanie, (author.). Grimard, Gabrielle, (illustrator.).


"This picture book explores the intergenerational impact of Canada's residential school system that separated Indigenous children from their families. The story recognizes the pain of those whose culture and language were taken from them, how that pain is passed down and shared through generations, and how healing can also be shared. Stolen Words captures the beautiful, healing relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks him how to say something in his language - Cree - her grandpa admits that his words were stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather regain his language."--Publisher's description.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781772600377
  • ISBN: 1772600377
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Second Story Press, [2017]
Subject: Grandfathers > Juvenile fiction.
Granddaughters > Juvenile fiction.
Indigenous children > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
Cree language > Juvenile fiction.
Cree Indians > Juvenile fiction.
Off-reservation boarding schools > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > Cultural assimilation > Juvenile fiction.
Indians of North America > Ethnic identity > Juvenile fiction.
Indians, Treatment of > North America > Juvenile fiction.
Canada > Juvenile fiction.

Available copies

  • 7 of 8 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Scenic Regional.


  • 0 current holds with 8 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scenic Regional-Hermann E FLO (Text) 3005992268 Easy Book Available -
Scenic Regional-Pacific E FLO (Text) 300599225+ Easy Book Available -
Scenic Regional-Sullivan E FLO (Text) 3005992241 Easy Book Available -
Scenic Regional-Warrenton E FLO (Text) 3005992233 Easy Book Available -

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