Tag: <span>middle grade</span>

New book introduces young readers to the residential school stories behind the Witness Blanket art installation

The Witness Blanket: Truth, Art and Reconciliation by Indigenous artist Carey Newman and Kirstie Hudson is now available from Orca Book Publishers. This nonfiction book for middle-grade readers tells the story of the Witness Blanket, an artwork by Newman made up of objects connected to every residential school in Canada and stories from the Survivors who donated them.

Author Feature: Alison Hughes

Kasey & Ivy: Through twenty-six letters to her friend Nina, twelve-year-old Kasey chronicles the often humorous observations and impressions of her unexpected, month-long stay in a geriatric ward for the treatment of a rare but treatable bone disease (“osteo-something-something-itis”). Kasey tries to make her life less dull by wearing her …