Just Lucky, paperback ed.

$13.95

Just Lucky by Cree/Scottish author Melanie Florence is the story of Lucky, a teen who tries to find home again with the help of her friend, Ryan and her Grandma. A number of events leaves Lucky in the hands of Children’s Aid. She is moved between foster homes and school districts, all the while trying to fit in under difficult circumstances. Her foster home experiences are a mix of bad and better ones. Just Lucky weaves friendship, bullying, family and loss with love, patience and responsibility.

 
 

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kimotinâniwiw itwêwina / Stolen Words, Plains Cree and English, paperback ed.

$14.95

kimotinâniwiw itwêwina / Stolen Words by author Melanie Florence, illustrator Gabrielle Grimard and translated into Cree by Dolores Sand and Gayle Weenie is a primary level picture book that explains language loss among First Nations residential school survivors and their descendants. Told through the eyes of a child and her grandfather, the book captures the close and caring relationship between generations as the girl learns about residential schools and language loss.

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Sans Nimâmâ, (Missing Nimama), paper ed

$11.95

Sans Nimâmâ is the French language edition of Melanie Florence's award-winning book (2016 won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award), Missing Nimama. Translated from the English by Diane Lavoie this moving picture book from publisher Clockwise Press, offers junior and intermediate level readers an introduction to understanding the loss and grief of a child's mother.  Kateri is a young girl who lives with her grandmother because her mother is lost as Nohkum (grandmother in Cree) explains.

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Rez Rebel, paper ed

$12.95

Rez Rebel is the 2017 young adult novel by author Melanie Florence. In this book she writes with clarity and honesty about teen suicides in First Nations communities. Set in a fictionalized Cree reserve, main character Floyd Twofeathers, finds that his home community is undergoing devastating change and loss as young adults have attempted and succeeded suicide. His parents have their own approach that threatens to send his father into a depression.

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Les Mots Volés, (Stolen Words), paper ed

$11.99

Les Mots Volés by author Melanie Florence and published by Editions Scholastic is a primary level picture book that explains language loss among First Nations residential school survivors and their descendants. This French language translation of Stolen Words is told through the eyes of a child and her grandfather. The book captures the close and caring relationship between generations as the girl learns about residential schools and language loss.

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Stolen Words, hardcover ed

$17.95

Stolen Words by author Melanie Florence and published by Second Story Press is a primary level picture book that explains language loss among First Nations residential school survivors and their descendants. Told through the eyes of a child and her grandfather, the book captures the close and caring relationship between generations as the girl learns about residential schools and language loss.

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He Who Dreams, paper ed 2018 FNCR

$9.95

He Who Dreams by Cree/Scottish author is a new hi/lo title from Orca Publishers. Juggling soccer, school, friends and family leaves John with little time for anything else. But one day at the local community center, following the sound of drums, he stumbles into an Indigenous dance class. Before he knows what's happening, John finds himself stumbling through beginner classes with a bunch of little girls, skipping soccer practice and letting his other responsibilities slide.

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Rez Runaway SideStreets, paper ed 2017 FNCR

$12.95

Rez Runaway is a 2016 teen novel by award-winning author Melanie Florence. Known for tackling difficult and edgy topics, the author turns her attention to Two-Spirit (LGBTQ) youth living in First Nations communities. This northern Ontario teen knows he is different and his religious family offers no answers or comfort. Joe Littlechief is seventeen and questioning his true identity and sexuality.  His confusion turns tragic when his teen friends realize Joe is gay. Finding no options or friends Joe flees to Toronto.

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Jordin Tootoo: the Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL, hardcover ed

$16.95

Jordin Tootoo: the Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL is a young adult novel from the Record Books Series from James Lorimer Publishers. This high interest and low vocabulary title is aimed at reluctant teen readers whose reading is at a grades 3 and 4 level. Jordin Tootoo is the first Inuk to join a NHL hockey team. His brother's suicide is discussed as one of the challenges he has faced along with some of his successes as a young man and .a major hokey player.

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Missing, The, paper ed 2017 FNCR

$14.95

The Missing by Melanie Florence uses as its background the ongoing circumstance of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, this fictional mystery set in Winnipeg explores one teenager's response to a system that has long denied and misrepresented the problem.After a girl she knows from school goes missing and is found dead in the Red River, Feather is shocked when the police write it off as a suicide.

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