Welcome to New France: Religion in New France is one of six volumes in Beech Street Books series about the early development of New France written for elementary level students in grades 4 to 6. Written by Racquel Foran the 32-page title offers basic information about the history of New France from the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries. Each title is organized into six chapters each about 2 pages in length with colour illustrations and photographs, maps, charts, sidebars, glossary of new terms, additional resources, and an index. Chapters cover The New World as viewed by Euro-western historians; Aboriginal Spiritual Beliefs; Educating Colonists and First Nations; Health Care and Hospitals; and Religion and Government. A resource for students learning about the early history of New France. The definition of the general term, shaman, offers students misinformation about ceremonies and spirituality by using the word magic in the explanation. Shaman is a term used by anthropologists and the unfortunate use in this resource for students adds a loaded perspective but does not offer an opportunity to examine various perspectives. Guided Reading Level: V-W.