These Are My Words: The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens is the latest book published in the Dear Canada series. It was published in August 2016. The book was Ruby Slipperjack's first book in the series, though she also penned stories in Hoping for Home and A Time for Giving.


Book descriptionEdit

"9 septembre 1966
Ils m'ont pris dès mon arrivée. J'avais des cailloux qui venaient de chez nous et des plumes que grand-maman m'avait données. Ils ont aussi pris mon journal intime. J'avais écrit plein de choses dedans en me disant qu'elles me consoleraient durant l'année. Maintenant, je n'ai plus rien de tout cela. On m'a donné ce cahier et des crayons pour l'école. Je vais m'en servir pour commencer un nouveau journal et je vais le garder sur moi en tout temps. J'ai rangé dans le casier les choses qui étaient sur le lit. Tous les vêtements portaient le numéro 75, inscrit au feutre noir sur les étiquettes. Je suis devenue le numéro 75.



Main article: List of These Are My Words characters


Main article: Ruby Slipperjack




See alsoEdit

v - e - dDear Canada

Orphan at My Door | A Prairie as Wide as the Sea | With Nothing But Our Courage | Footsteps in the Snow
A Ribbon of Shining Steel | Whispers of War | Alone in an Untamed Land | Brothers Far from Home | An Ocean Apart
A Trail of Broken Dreams | Banished from Our Home | Winter of Peril | Turned Away | The Death of My Country
No Safe Harbour | A Rebel's Daughter | A Season for Miracles | If I Die Before I Wake | Not a Nickel to Spare
Prisoners in the Promised Land | Days of Toil and Tears | Where the River Takes Me | Blood Upon Our Land
A Desperate Road to Freedom | A Christmas to Remember | Exiles from the War | To Stand On My Own
Hoping for Home | That Fatal Night | Torn Apart | A Sea of Sorrows | Pieces of the Past | A Country of Our Own
All Fall Down | Flame and Ashes | A Time for Giving | These Are My Words

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