Every Child Matters | Hardcover (Indigenous Author)

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Learn the meaning behind the phrase, Every Child Matters.

Orange Shirt Day founder, Phyllis Webstad, offers insights into this heartfelt movement. Every Child Matters honours the history and resiliency of Indigenous Peoples on Turtle Island and moves us all forward on a path toward Truth and Reconciliation. If you're a Residential School Survivor or an Intergenerational Survivor - you matter. For the children who didn't make it home - you matter. The child inside every one of us matters. Every Child Matters.

★"Every Child Matters speaks to all Indigenous Peoples - past and present - whose lives have been impacted by the residential school system. Phyllis and Karlene beautifully honour the unity, strength and resolve shared by Survivors, their families and their communities. Residential schools took our children and tried to break their vibrant spirits. With this book, the children of today can learn the truths of this history and how they can play a part in making sure every child matters." - Stephanie Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation

★"A lesson in acknowledging the uniqueness of each individual... the repetition and lyrical lines are effective in engaging readers... will tug at the heart of the compassionate reader." - Children's Literature, A CLCD Company 

"Residential schools and their enforcers taught Indigenous children that they did not matter, but [Phyllis] Webstad seeks to turn the page on intergenerational trauma and promote healing... Every Child Matters tells children about the history and impact of the residential school system while emphasizing the importance of culture, reconciliation and resilience." - BC BookLook

  • Features

    Dimensions: 11" H x 9" W x 1" L
    Format: Hardcover
    No. of Pages: 44
    Release Date: Aug 08, 2023
    Publisher: Medicine Wheel Publishing
    ISBN: 9781778540165

  • Age/Safety

    Audience: Ages 6-8

  • About the Author

    Phyllis Webstad (nee Jack) is Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band). She comes from mixed Secwepemc and Irish/French heritage. She was born in Dog Creek and lives in Williams Lake, BC, Canada. Phyllis is the founder of the Orange Shirt Day movement and has inspired thousands of people to honour Residential School Survivors and their families and share the call on September 30th of each year that "EVERY CHILD MATTERS." Phyllis is well respected for her work, her courage and for striving to heal our communities and Nation through speaking her truth.

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