Category Archives: Book Review

Cozy up with one of our 2018 titles

Winter has arrived here on the prairies, and with the change of seasons and the new year right around the corner, there’s no better time to curl up with one of our 2018 titles! Whether you’re looking for a thought-provoking read to explore, or you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift, we’re sure you’ll […]

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The Evolution of Alice Book Review

5 out 5 stars High praise for The Evolution of Alice can found on Goodreads. Thank you to those who took time to post a review. …Robertson is clearly a writer to watch for. …an interesting, and thought-provoking story. …a well written story, about a mother’s love and loss, told by several different and very […]

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A Great Book Review for Manitowapow

Manitowapow changes how we look at First Nations history according to a book review found in the spring issue of GrassRoots News. The review by Don Marks begins It isn’t often that a book review makes the front page of a newspaper but the release of Manitowapow means much more than the addition of another […]

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High Praise for Manitowapow

Teacher Starleigh Grass includes a review of Manitowapow in her blog, Twinkles Happy Place. She writes, The publishers recommend it for grades 11–post-secondary but, I could see a lot of uses for excerpts of it in earlier years. Highlights for me included Emma LaRocque’s poetry, particularly her poem on being Indigenous in academia and a […]

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Sugar Falls Recommended for your Classroom

Ideas for Presenting Difficult Content Starleigh Grass writes in her blog, Twinkle’s Happy Place, that Sugar Falls …does an excellent job of handing difficult material. It’s important for youth to understand the struggles that Aboriginal people have faced in order to survive and to read survival stories. This is based on a true story and […]

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7 Generations Connects Past and Present

7 Generations series is an ambitious and fearless undertaking according to Girl to the Rescue, a literary blog that reviews mostly young adult literature, children’s books, graphic novels, and fantasy. In this blog, the writer points out that the splicing of the past with the present is the most effective part of the series, where […]

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A Rich Source of Practical Ideas

A Book Review for The Art of Inquiry: Questioning Strategies for K–6 Classrooms review by Mary Moroska The latest edition of the Canadian Teacher Magazine features a book review by Mary Moroska. In her review of the The Art of Inquiry, Mary points out the authors, Nancy Lee Cecil and Jeanne Pfeifer, show us how […]

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A Valuable Edition to Your Collection of Resources

Readers Theatre: A Secondary Approach Book Review review by Amanda Parker Amanda writes that Readers Theatre: A Secondary Approach is an excellent resource that is quick to read and easy to implement in middle or high school classrooms. This resource assists teachers in facilitating learning, as students will guide themselves and each other through improving […]

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7 Generations Teaches Aboriginal History

Shedding Light on Aboriginal Issues Brittany Leborgne writes in the journal, The Eastern Door, that the … 7 Generations graphic novel series by Cree writer David Alexander Robertson has come to an end, but their effectiveness in educating Canadians and First Nations on their history is something he hopes never will. The series, which includes […]

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Stone Recommended

Book Review for Stone on Paper Tigers Blog Paper Tigers is a website, blog, and outreach program centered on multicultural young readers’ books and reading as ways of fostering empathy, understanding, and peace. In a recent blog post focusing on First Nations books, Stone, book 1 of 4 in the 7 Generations series, is featured. […]

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