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When I Was Eight

Having young children I get the opportunity to read many different picture books. It’s a different experience then a book of only words, there’s a simplicity of story that I find I like. It’s like a storyteller sitting round the fire. 

When I Was Eight, by Christy Jordan-Fenton (Author), Margaret Pokiak-Fenton (Author), Gabrielle Grimard (Illustrator) is a compelling story that you should read, too. There is so much wrapped up in this book. A bit of history, witnessing the cruelty of colonization, the magic of thoughts & words,  and a triumph over adversity. 

This is a piece of culture that I would like to see continue on. I hope that you will share this book with your children. It’s available at my local library, probably yours too.