Indigenous Writes

Through 31 essays, Chelsea Vowel, legal scholar, teacher, and intellectual, answers the questions that many people have about the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada. Use this book to spark further conversations at home, in the classroom, and in the larger community.

I Am Not a Number

When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from. When she goes home for the summer, her parents decide never to send her and her brothers away again. But what will happen when they disobey the law?

The Mask That Sang

When Cass learns she had a grandmother who has just died and left her and her mother the first house they could call their own, she is full of questions. Who was this relative? And what is the unusual mask, forgotten in a drawer, trying to tell her? Strange dreams, strange voices, and strange incidents all lead Cass closer to solving the mystery.

Lightning Lou

When the coach of a World War I-era girls' hockey team comes to town looking for a new star player, Lou masquerades as a girl to try to achieve his dream of stardom.

April Raintree

Powerless in a broken system, sisters April and Cheryl are separated and placed in different foster homes. Despite the distance, they remain close, even as one sister embraces her Métis identity and the other tries to leave it behind. This edition has been revised specifically for grades 9–12.

Inside the Walls

An idealist and a dreamer, orphaned Icchok Klein comes under the protective wing of those in charge of the Lodz ghetto, including the powerful Mordechai Rumkowski.

Delicate

A YA novel that deals frankly with the land mines and pitfalls of teen relationships and sexuality through the lives of two complex but relatable characters.

Transferral

A YA speculative fiction novel set in an alternate universe where sick people are made healthy by transferring their illnesses to criminals.

Gatherings XV

Edited By: Greg Younging

Anthology of essays, narratives, fictional pieces and poems exploring the connection of Indigenous Youth with the life-sustaining power of water. Fifteenth in the Gatherings Anthology series.