September 30 marks Orange Shirt Day, a time to acknowledge the effects of residential schools in Canada for Indigenous Peoples and support survivors of the residential school experience. To share our support of Orange Shirt Day, we created a list of children’s and young adult titles sharing perspectives of the residential school experience. In honor of this occasion, be sure to check out the orange lights around downtown Spokane for Orange Shirt Day.
When I Was Eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton
Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton
A Stranger at Home by Christy Jordan-Fenton (sequel to Fatty Legs)
When We Were Alone by David Robertson
Apple: skin to the core by Eric Gansworth
Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith