ēkospī kākī pekowāk | When We Were Alone


by David A. Robertson | illustrated by Julie Flett | translated by Marsha Blacksmith

Grade: for grades K–3
SKU: 978-1-55379-905-4 Categories: ,
This item will be released on September 22, 2020.

$21.95

Pub Date: 29/09/2020

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history, and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength.

When We Were Alone won the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award in the Young People’s Literature (Illustrated Books) category, and was nominated for the TD Canadian’s Children’s Literature Award. This edition includes the text in Swampy Cree syllabics and Roman orthography, as well as the original English.


We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the National Translation Program for Book Publishing, an initiative of the Action Plan for Official Languages —2018–2023: Investing in Our Future, for our translation activities.

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