Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation
Discover the tragic history of Canada's Residential School systems, read survivors, stories, and learn why the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is so important.
"Smith's book is an effort that returns, offering diverse voices that invite the world into the reconciliation experience. Absolutely necessary." ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Canada's relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of both the residential school system and the lack of understanding of the historical and current impact of those schools. Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt by Survivors and their families. Guided by acclaimed Indigenous author Monique Gray Smith, readers will learn about the lives of Survivors and listen to allies who are putting the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action.
About the Author/Illustrator
Monique Gray Smith has had 6 books ranging for readers across the life span. These include Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation, My Heart Fills with Happiness, You Hold Me Up, Lucy and Lola, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience and recently released, When We Are Kind. Monique is Cree, Lakota and Scottish. She is well known for her storytelling, spirit of generosity and focus on resilience.