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Looks Like Daylight

Voices of Indigenous Kids

Ellis, Deborah, 1960-

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Looks Like Daylight
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For two years, Ellis traveled across the United States and Canada interviewing Native children. The result is a compelling collection of interviews with children aged nine to eighteen. They come from all over the continent, from Iqaluit to Texas, Haida Gwaai to North Carolina, and their stories run the gamut; some heartbreaking; many others full of pride and hope.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781554981205
1554981204
Branch Call Number: 305.897 E
Characteristics: 252 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Tribe: Many. For two years, Ellis traveled across the United States and Canada interviewing Native children. The result is a compelling collection of interviews with children aged nine to eighteen. They come from all over the continent, from Iqaluit to Texas, Haida Gwaai to North Carolina, and th... Read More »


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Feb 26, 2015
  • Aztecatl13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow!! This book was so eye-opening, enlightening, and beautiful that I am left in awe and have no words to describe how amazing it was. This should be required reading for all Canadians. Let me start by saying that this book was about the condition of First Nations people in Canada and the united states. We as Canadians have always been told that Canada is a great country but this book takes a look at the impact of residential schools, the sixties scoop, alcoholism, poor housing conditions, etc. on modern indigenous people. 45 REAL people were interviewed for this amazing book and it really makes you think deeply about what Canada was really built on.... Native land. I can give you statistics. I can tell you that The United Nations reported that at least 1 in 5 aboriginals live in homes in need of serious repairs.I can tell you that in remote northern communities of the Inuit, the suicide rate is 5 times the national average. I can tell you that 1 in 3 aboriginal women are raped. But all this is just numbers. You simply HAVE to read this book to realize what this means. 'Looks like daylight' will open your eyes to things that have been kept hidden from you. Read it now. Pleeeassee read it. Also, Deborah Ellis is an amazing activist and I have read her Breadwinner series. I recommend her books to all.

Some of the stories are heart-breaking. Some are optimistic and hopeful. Some will surprise you. These stories are taken from recent interviews that the author held with kids aged 9 to 19 years from First Nations communities across Canada and the United States.

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Feb 26, 2015
  • Aztecatl13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Feb 26, 2015
  • Aztecatl13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"If the world thinks Native kids are worthless, then the best answer we can give them is to become the best- the best athletes, the best scholars, the best lawyers, the best parents- whatever. Not for them. For ourselves. To protect ourselves from all those negative messages."

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