I Can Make This Promise
This contemporary novel is an authentic First Peoples text; its engaging plot and descriptive language help tell the story of Edie, a young Indigenous girl, whose discovery of a mysterious box in her attic takes her on a journey of self-discovery. Edie’s journey to find her identity also leads her to examine her relationships with family and friends, and finally, find a deeper understanding and appreciation for her culture and for the people in her life. Suitable for students in Grade 3–7, this book may offer readers opportunities to reflect upon their own family story and to wonder and learn about the stories of others, their families, backgrounds, and the social and societal factors that impact them.
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English Language Arts