By David A. Robertson
Illustrations by Julie Flett
When We Were Alone can help introduce the delicate subject of residential schools to young ones. This is the story about a curious little girl who spots some different and special things about her grandmother: her long braided hair; her brightly coloured clothing; the fact that she spends a lot of time with her family; and that she speaks Cree, a language that is different from hers.
When We Were Alone is the story about how one woman had the power to cope with a trying period in her past.
- Winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award in the Young People’s Literature (Illustrated Books)
- For ages 4 to 8
- ISBN: 978-1-55379-673-2
- Hardcover with sleeve, 28 pages,
18.5 x 21 cm (7.25 x 8 inches)
- Printed in Canada
- Also available in French