Lights along the River

  • Illustrated By: Sabrina Gendron
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:life without electricity, Métis, Indigenous, small town, rural life
  • Available:05/14/2024
  • Lexile:660L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:M

On a cold winter morning in 1952, Patsy Lamondin wakes to the day electricity will finally be connected to her small town along the Magnetawan River.

Patsy and her siblings buzz with excitement, eagerly awaiting the ceremony being held at the center of town. The Lamondins have lived along the waters of Georgian Bay and the Magnetawan River for generations. They are a Métis family who love music, dancing and being outdoors, and Patsy ponders how electricity will change all of their daily lives. What she knows for sure is that, whatever changes, she will always feel she belongs here.