Ispík kákí péyakoyak / When We Were Alone (Cree and English Edition)

by David A. Robertson

Other authorsJulie Flett (Illustrator), Alderick Leask (Translator)
Hardcover, 2020



A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As she asks questions, her grandmother shares her experiences in a residential school, when all of these things were taken away.

When We Were Alone won the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award in the Young People's Literature (Illustrated Books) category, and was nominated for the TD Canadian's Children's Literature Award. This edition includes the text in Swampy Cree syllabics and Roman orthography, as well as the original English.


HighWater Press (2020), Edition: Bilingual edition, Swampy Cree/English, 32 pages


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32 p.; 10 inches


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