I'm Finding My Talk

Category: Book
By (author): Thomas, Rebecca
Illustrated By: Young, Pauline
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / General
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing Limited
Published: October 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 10.00in x 8.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

I'm finding my talk And it may take some time, But I'm learning to speak In a language that's mine.

A response to Rita Joe's iconic poem "I Lost My Talk," and published simultaneously with the new children's book edition illustrated by Pauline Young, comes a companion picture book by award-winning spoken-word artist and Mi'kmaw activist Rebecca Thomas. A second-generation residential school survivor, Thomas writes this response poem openly and honestly, reflecting on the process of working through the destructive effects of colonialism.

From sewing regalia to dancing at powow to learning traditional language, I'm Finding My Talk is about rediscovering her community, and finding culture. Features stunning, vibrant illustrations by Mi'kmaw artist Pauline Young.

From The Publisher*I'm Finding My Talk reflects on the destructive effects on colonialism, rediscovering community and finding culture. Former Halifax Poet Laureate and second-generation residential school survivor Rebecca Thomas writes honestly and powerfully in this companion piece to Rita Joe's I Lost My Talk. With vibrant illustrations from Mi'kmaw artist Pauline Young.