My Name Is Seepeetza

Category: Book
By (author): Sterling, Shirley
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
  JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
  JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism
Awards: Governor General's Literary Awards: Text (1993) Short-listed
Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize (1992) Winner
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Published: November 1992
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.50in x 5.10in x 0.25in
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From The Publisher*

At six years old, Seepeetza is taken from her happy family life on Joyaska Ranch to live as a boarder at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Life at the school is not easy, but Seepeetza still manages to find some bright spots. Always, thoughts of home make her school life bearable.

An honest, inside look at life in an Indian residential school in the 1950s, and how one indomitable young spirit survived it.

From The Publisher*An honest, inside look at life in an Indian residential school in the 1950s, and how one indomitable young spirit survived it.
Biographical NoteBorn in Merritt, B.C., Shirley was a member of the Interior Salish Nation of British Columbia. She earned a Bachelor of Education and a doctorate on oral traditions and the transmission of culture. She wrote My Name Is Seepeetza, which is based on her own childhood experiences at an Indian residential school. Acclaimed in both Canada and the United States, the book has won the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize. She also won the Laura Steiman Award for Children's Literature.