What would it feel like being taken away from your home? Your family, your friends? Being forced to change your identity, your beliefs, your values and traditions? What if there was nothing you could do to stop it? This is what it felt like for the many Aborigional children that were taken from home and forced to go to Residential Schools. Children were forced to speak English and followed strict rules with punishment if they were not followed. This book is written for people to become aware of what was forced upon many people against their will not so long ago.
Lauren Rabak is a 17 year old student at St. Mary's High School. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, and hanging out with her friends. She plans on attending a Univeristy next year to major in English. Her inspiration for this book came after visiting a Residential School in Braford. Lauren wants the tragic stories and history of Residential Schools to be awcknowledged by everyone.