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Les mots volés

by Melanie Florence, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

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native canadian, multigenerational
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Curieuse d'en savoir davantage sur ses origines, une petite fille demande à son grand-père de prononcer un mot en langue crie. Celui-ci est attristé lorsqu'il réalise qu'il l'a oublié, conséquence de nombreuses années passées en école résidentielle. Il lui dit qu'il a « perdu les mots 7; lors de son passage là-bas, et elle décide donc de l'aider à les retrouver.

Un récit touchant sur les relations intergénérationnelles et une initiation tout en délicatesse à la découverte d'un épisode plutôt sombre de l'histoire du Canada.

 

When a man's granddaughter asks him how to say 'grandfather' in Cree, it unleashes a river of emotion when he admits that he doesn't know his language anymore. Seeing her grandfather upset, she helps him find his words again.

This sensitive, beautifully illustrated picture book explores the intergenerational impact of the residential school system that separated young Indigenous children from their families. The story recognizes the pain of those whose culture and language were taken from them, how that pain is passed down, and how healing can also be shared.

Original title: Stolen Words

About the Authors
Melanie Florence is a writer of Cree and Scottish heritage based in Toronto. She was close to her grandfather as a child, a relationship that sparked her interest in writing about Indigenous themes and characters. She is the author of Missing Nimama, which won the 2016 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award and is a Forest of Reading Golden Oak Finalist. Her other books include Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools and the teen novels He Who Dreams, The Missing, One Night, and Rez Runaway. For more information, visit www.melanieflorence.com.
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Gabrielle Grimard dessine depuis son plus jeune âge. Sa passion pour le dessin et la peinture l’a amenée à faire des études en beaux-arts et en enseignement des arts plastiques à l’Université Concordia. Sa carrière d’illustratrice a démarré après la naissance de son premier enfant. Elle a déménagé de Montréal à Waterville, au Québec, où elle vit désormais avec ses deux enfants, plusieurs poules et son mari, qui construit des bateaux en bois. Tous deux partagent une ancienne grange convertie en atelier d’artistes.
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Contributor Notes

Melanie Florence est auteure canadienne de descendance crie et écossaise. Son premier livre, Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL, a été choisi comme livre d'honneur par l'American Indian Library Association. Ses oeuvres de fiction sont le roman pour ados One Night ainsi que l'album illustré Missing Nimama, gagnant du Prix TD de la littérature jeunesse. Melanie habite à Toronto.

Gabrielle Grimard a illustré plus de 30 albums, dont Fatima et les voleurs de clémentines, Aujourd'hui peut-être... et les livres de la série Petit Gnouf. Elle habite à Montréal.

 

Melanie Florence is a Canadian author of Cree and Scottish heritage. Her first book, Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL was chosen as an Honor Book by the American Indian Library Association. Melanie''s fiction writing includes the teen novel One Night and the picture book Missing Nimama, winner of the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. She is also the author of Righting Canada''s Wrongs: Residential Schools. Melanie lives in Toronto.

Gabrielle Grimard has illustrated over 30 picture books, including When I Was Eight and Not My Girl. This is her first book as both author and illustrator. She lives in Montreal.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
6 to 100
Grade:
1 to 17

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