Song of Rita Joe

Song of Rita Joe

By Lynn Henry (CA)

Publisher: Breton Books


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Song of Rita Joe is a book of exceptional courage and insight, the words of a gentle woman who fought for her family, justice, and her own independent voice. She faced intolerance, ignorance, and abuse, searched her inheritance for strength, and wrote poems of clarity and encouragement that continue to inspire not only her people but all people.

Finally, she was a humble woman, an honoured Mi’Kmaw elder, poet, and member of the Order of Canada.

About the Author: In this Canadian classic, Rita Joe leaves us her own story. Born in poverty on a reserve in Cape Breton, she survived on sheer guts and compassion.

Language: eng

191 pages

Publication Date: 20111015

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  • Grade Range: 10-12
  • NSSBB Authorized Learning Resource
  • Social Studies