Shannen and the Dream for a School by Janet WilsonShannen and the Dream for a School by Janet Wilson

Shannen and the Dream for a School

byJanet Wilson

Paperback | October 1, 2011

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The true story of Shannen Koostachin and the people of Attawapiskat First Nation, a Northern Cree community, who have been fighting for a new school since 1979 when a fuel spill contaminated their original school building. Shannen's fight took her all the way to Parliament Hill and was taken up by children around the world. Shannen’s dream continues today with the work of the Shannen's Dream organization and those everywhere who are fighting for the rights of Aboriginal children.
Janet Wilson is an author and fine artist. Her book Shannen and the Dream for a School won the First Nation Communities Read award, was nominated for the Silver Birch Award, and is soon to be a TV movie. Her picture book, Our Earth: How kids are saving the planet, was the winner of the Science in Society Book Award. Janet lives in Eden...
Title:Shannen and the Dream for a SchoolFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 6.57 × 0.53 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926920309

ISBN - 13:9781926920306


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! This is a great book to learn about the plight of the First Nations' People in the north and the types of challenges they face. Very easy language to read with children to help them see the discrepancies between how we lived in Southern Ontario and how they live on the reserves up north.
Date published: 2017-01-04

Editorial Reviews

This book should be mandatory reading material for middle school students. It is a gentle introduction to the way in which Canada has failed to live up to its treaty obligations. - Another Step to Take blog - 20121119