Moving Forward: A Collection About Truth and Reconciliation, Teacher Resource is a 75-page shrink-wrapped teaching resource that assists the student text, Moving Forward: A Collection about Truth and Reconciliation, the 88-page anthology from McGraw-Hill Ryerson's iLit Series. This collection includes short stories, poems, essays, and art created by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis authors and artists on the topics of truth and reconciliation as they relate to residential schools.
The Vampire Skeleton is Mohawk author Sara General's third title from her publishing company, Spirit & Intent. It is a novel loosely-based on old Haudenosaunee stories and explores what vampires might be like in a First Nations context.
“It’s a fast moving Young Adult story with hints of romance and a lot of magic. Most of my stories have magic in them. I like a lot of different kinds of books, but the ones with magic have always been my favourite."
The Fortune Teller's Daughter: Fortune & Fall Book One tells the story of Cora who returns home to find her mother missing and a large pool of blood covering the floor. Desperate for answers Cora must now leave her home and stay at a teen shelter in her community. Cora is soon to turn sixteen and plays for her local high school lacrosse tea. After just learning the scout for the Iroquois Nationals team is impressed with Cora's lacrosse skills, Cora is sent reeling and confused. Cora's mom is the community's fortune teller despite Cora's objections.
In the young adult novel, The Skeleton Key by Sara General, Cruz has made no secret of his desire to sever ties with his vampire sire. But when he brings old Haudenosaunee manuscripts to Brantwood University, intent on exploring their secrets, Rowen can't help but feel betrayed. Determined never to speak to him again, Rowen vows to concentrate on her healer training. But when Cruz's friend and fellow researcher is found brutally murdered, Rowen is drawn back to his side.
The Stone Gift by children's author Deborah L. Delaronde brings a young adult fantasy novel for teen readers. Sixteen-year-old D.J. awakens from a coma with no memory of who he is or what happened to him. All he knows is that he was severely beaten and his face is disfigured. D.J.'s grandmother places an unearthly stone necklace around his neck and he begins to recover at a rapid pace. When D.J. has visions about a boy named Jeff and his friend Tim, he starts to piece together the events that landed him in the hospital.
The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic, and the Whole Planet is a human story of resilience, commitment, and survival told from the unique vantage point of an Inuk woman who, in spite of many obstacles, rose from humble beginnings in the Arctic community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec—where she was raised by a single parent and grandmother and travelled by dog team in a traditional, ice-based Inuit hunting culture—to become one of the most influential and decorated environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world.
The Red Files is inspired by family and archival sources, Lisa Bird-Wilson assembles scraps of a history torn apart by colonial violence. The poetry collection takes its name from the federal government's complex organizational structure of residential schools archives, which are divided into black files and red files. In vignettes clear as glass beads, her poems offer affection to generations of children whose presence within the historic record is ghostlike, anonymous and ephemeral.