WHEN WE WERE ALONE, by David A. Robertson, Julie Flett, Highwater Press


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 colored 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.


I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.

A quiet, beautifully illustrated picture book with a loud statement. Written about a difficult time in history, overcome by empowerment and strength of character.

Highly recommend this book for libraries and schools.


It’s important to remember those times in history that affected and hurt people so as not to repeat the act in the future but to learn from our mistakes.

A very important book.

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One thought on “WHEN WE WERE ALONE, by David A. Robertson, Julie Flett, Highwater Press

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