Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title: 9781774710050
Item NB1589
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
PublisherNimbus Publishing Limited
Published on March 8 2021
Language eng
Pages 32
Format Paperback
Dimensions10(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight151(g)
Born in poverty on a reserve in Cape Breton, Rita Joe survived on sheer guts and compassion.

Pauline Young is a visual artist who was first exposed to the creative world through her father, Phillip Young, an internationally renowned artist, who painted the bottoms of her feet. She still recalls the smooth sensation of paint oozing between her toes. She draws her inspiration from him and the natural environment and is always looking down to see what the ground can offer, such as incorporating beach sand and red oxide sand into her paintings.

Quick Quotes

"This picture book version of I Lost My Talk is best read with Rebecca Thomas's I'm Finding My Talk. These haunting, evocative books bring an original approach to the exploration of Canadian residential schools in picture books. For readers and teachers who appreciate fact-based information, there is also "A Short History of Residential Schools" at the end of I Lost My Talk. Educators, librarians, and families will find their classrooms and book collections invaluably enriched by these books. They are real tools of truth and reconciliation; as such, they belong on every bookshelf in Canada and beyond." —Canadian Review of Materials (Winnipeg, MB)

Award Winners & Nominees

APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award

Long listed First Nation Communities READ Awards