The Train

The Train

by Jodie Callaghan (Author), Georgia Lesley (Illustrator)

Ashley meets her great-uncle by the old train tracks near their community in Nova Scotia. Ashley sees his sadness, and Uncle tells her of the day years ago when he and the other children from their community were told to board the train before being taken to residential school where their lives were changed forever. They weren't allowed to speak Mi'gmaq and were punished if they did. There was no one to give them love and hugs and comfort. Uncle also tells Ashley how happy she and her sister make him. They are what give him hope. Ashley promises to wait with her uncle by the train tracks, in remembrance of what was lost.

Book details

Publication date
March 23, 2020
Publisher
Page count
32
ISBN
9781772601992
Paper ISBN
9781772601299
File size
30 MB