The Train

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Second Story Press
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8.8 X 8.6 X 0.5 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Jodie Callaghan is from the Mi'gmaq First Nation in Gespe'gewa'gi (Quebec). She started writing stories when she was 8 years old and has always been drawn to story-telling. She has found writing to be the best way to connect to her history and her culture. Jodie currently resides in Northern New Brunswick with her husband, child, and pets. When she's not teaching, she is very slowly chipping away at her Masters of Education degree from UNB and dreaming up stories she will one day write.
Georgia Lesley is a Canadian-born professional artist and illustrator living in British Columbia's Cariboo region. She began illustrating in 2006 and strives to create a sense of depth, emotion, and visual storytelling to assist and enhance the written word.


"Mi'gmaq storyteller Callaghan recounts this sad episode from Indigenous history using simple, understated text that conveys the lingering pain of this injustice. Lesley's paintings reflect a mostly sunny palette for the contemporary scenes, with darker blues highlighting scenes of the past. Her haircutting illustration (depicting a ritual intended to remove the Indian from the child) and one of a child feigning sleep while a nun's shadow is reflected against his cot are particularly evocative. Appended with a glossary of Mi'gmaq words and a short note about residential schools, this is a good addition to the growing canon on this topic."--Booklist