I Will See You Again Reader’s Guide



Grade: For All Teachers

Category: Indigenous Literature, Young Adult

In I Will See You Again the narrator learns of the death of her brother overseas and embarks on a journey to bring him home. Through memories and dreams of all they shared together and through her Dene traditions, she finds comfort and strength. Lisa Boivin’s story touches on universal themes and experiences related to death, grief, family, and healing from loss.

The I Will See You Again Reader’s Guide provides support to parents, educators, and communities for sharing and discussing these ideas. Written to support discussions about Dene culture as explored through the author’s art, the guide also introduces a practice that can bring rest and healing: telling and sharing difficult experiences through art.

The guide includes the following topics:

  • introduction to the story
  • Dene culture and knowledge
  • death
  • loss and grief
  • image-based storytelling
  • art-making as healing and as ceremony

These subjects are meant to spark reflection and conversations among readers.

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