First Days: Wall of Tears
MATURE NOVEL FOR NEWCOMER CHILDREN
First Days Wall of Tears was written at a grade 2-3 reading level. Newcomer children will appreciate the 'grown up' feel of this children's novel and the opportunity for success in comprehension.
As in the first book, the main character (a newcomer child) describes her thoughts and feelings but often doesn’t have the words to say. She also doesn’t have the words to describe her own post-traumatic stress symptoms make her feel inside.
Keeping her own trauma hidden is no longer an option, when the main character begins to learn about residential school victims. During a special event, the young newcomer makes a heart connection with an elder.
‘Flying stones’ bring profound surprises to more than one heart at the school’s annual event to honour and remember victims of residential schools.