Reading Lists - Adults

Every Child Matters

Orange Shirt Day

"The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation.  A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected.  Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on."

-from Orange Shirt Day


A note for e-Resources users: Because patrons are limited to 4 borrows per month on Hoopla, we recommend (when applicable) checking availability on OverDrive/Libby first, and then moving to Hoopla if a title is unavailable.

Orange Shirt Day - Adult Reading List

Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors: A National History by Larry Loyie, Wayne K. Spear and Constance Brissenden - available in print and in eAudiobook from NNELS

The Red Files by Lisa Bird-Wilson - available in print, eBook on OverDrive/Libby, and eBook on Hoopla

Calling Down the Sky - Î-nitotamahk kîsik by Rosanna Deerchild - available in print (English and Cree)

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott - available in print, eBook and eAudiobook on OverDrive/Libby

Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe - available in eBook on OverDrive/Libby and

In My Own Moccasins by Helen Knott - available in print and eBook on OverDrive/Libby

Northern Wildflower by Catherine Lafferty - available in print

Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot - available in print, book on CD, Book Club in a Bag kit, and eBook and eAudiobook on OverDrive/Libby

Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age by Darrel J. McLeod - available in print, eBook on OverDrive/Libby, and eBook on Hoopla

The Education of Augie Merasty by Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter - available in print, Book Club in a Bag Kit, and eBook on OverDrive/Libby

Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History by Edmund Metatawabin with Alexandra Shimo - available in print, and eBook on OverDrive/Libby

They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School by Bev Sellars - available in print, eBook on OverDrive/Libby, and eBook on Hoopla

The Journey Forward: A Novella on Reconciliation by Richard Van Camp & Monique Gray Smith - available in print

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese - available in print, Book Club in a Bag Kit, eBook on OverDrive/Libby, and eBook on Hoopla