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Indigenous Children's Literature

Reconciling Difficult Colonial Truths : Literature for Children and Youth

Reconciling Difficult Colonial Truths: Literature for Children and Youth

This panel, from School Library Day 2016, addresses ways in which literature for young people can address and respond to shared colonial legacies. Panelists Gordon Powell (Mi'kmaq), Julie Flett (Cree-Métis), Maggie De Vries, and Arushi Raina speak to reconciling difficult colonial truths through children's literature, to how children’s literature can "be decolonized and made appropriate for 21st century learners", and to the roles that "writers, illustrators, teachers, teacher-librarians and children’s librarians play in the process".

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