The Boy Who Walked Backwards is a picture book published by the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre and written by singer songwriter Ben Sures. This story recounts an actual historical event about a young Ojibwe boy from Serpent River, Ontario who uses a traditional game to fool nuns sent to apprehend this child after he failed to return to residential school after a school break. Leo Day attends residential school but finds that this harsh reality of everyday existence is not what he expected when he is sent there to learn. Leo returns home to his family at Christmas and tells his parents about the rules and devastating conditions. Using the idea of walking backwards through the snow, Leo evades capture and remains home with his family to live his family’s traditional lifestyle. This picture book is illustrated by Nicole Marie Burton and her simple sketches assist young readers understand the story. Highly recommended.