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Children's Nonfiction Prejudice & Racism

Haywaas' Question

What is Reconciliation?

by (author) Gidin Jaad Erica Reid

illustrated by James Reid

WaveMaker Press
Initial publish date
May 2023
Prejudice & Racism, Native Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 16
  • Grade: 4 to 11


After Haywaas sees his parents get frustrated while watching the news, this precocious 12-year-old begins a months-long journey navigating many different answers to what he thought was a simple question.

About the authors

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About the Authors
Gidin Jaad (Eagle Woman) Erica Reid follows her matrilineal lineage of her mother Gidin Jaad Crosby, and was born to the Naay “Yuwans X?aaydag?a (the Big House People) Skidegate Gidins clan on Haida Gwaii. Erica honours her patrilineal lineage of her father William (Butch) Ryan who is Tsimshian from the community of Lax Kw?alaams B.C. She is a proud wife and mother of five children. Erica is a graduate of the University of Northern British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education and is currently teaching in Haida Gwaii.
James Reid was born to Michael and Yvonne Reid of Terrace, British Columbia. James' father is a retired educator who is a son of a British home child and a Blackfoot orphan. James? mother is the child of an Eastern European refugee who fled Europe during World War II. James is a proud father of five. With degrees in history and education, he graduated from the University of British Columbia and took his first teaching position in Masset, Haida Gwaii. He has been teaching in Haida Gwaii for eighteen years.

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