White Raven

byTeoni SpathelferIllustratorNatassia Davies

April 26, 2022|
White Raven by Teoni Spathelfer
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White Raven, an Elder and residential school survivor, shares her difficult past with her daughter and grandchildren in this sequel to Little Wolf.

All grown up with a family of her own, Little Wolf moves from the big city to the island of her ancestors. She wants to share the beauty and mysteries of nature with her children, and she wants them to learn as much about their culture as possible. One day, Little Wolf’s mother, White Raven, visits and begins to tell her grandchildren stories from her own childhood. But the stories are not happy ones. As a child, White Raven left her family to attend St. Michael’s Residential School in Alert Bay, BC. While there, she experienced hunger, loneliness, shame, and isolation from her language and her culture. Even years later, as a grown woman and Elder, she has nightmares about her time at the school. But by sharing her story with Little Wolf and her grandchildren, White Raven begins to heal and brings the family closer together.

Through simple, heartfelt text and vivid illustrations that combine contemporary and traditional Indigenous motifs, White Raven is an engaging teaching tool as well as a relatable narrative about the impact of intergenerational trauma on families. Based on the author’s own life and her mother’s residential school experience, the central message of this book is one of healing and family unity.

Title:White Raven
Format:Picture Books
Product dimensions:32 pages, 9 X 9 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:32 pages, 9 X 9 X 1 in
Published:April 26, 2022
Publisher:HERITAGE HOUSE
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781772033786

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