One good book away from becoming a reader: First Nations literature in a northern classroom
Keywords:Literacy, First Nations literature, identity
AbstractI arrived in the isolated, northern community of Big River, Northwest Territories on August 17, 1987. I wanted my students to discover the rich world that waited for them in books. It is a curious paradox that one loses oneself in a text, only to find oneself. I wanted my students to find ideas and images for themselves, to extend and challenge their thinking and feeling, and I also hoped that books might provide some comfort on the journey that was negotiating their identities in school.
How to Cite
Catlin, S. (2011). One good book away from becoming a reader: First Nations literature in a northern classroom. Language and Literacy, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.20360/G2NP4S
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