“Remembering Green” by Lisa Gammon Olson and Lauren Rutledge
“I love this book! The family love and love for nature in this book feels so real, Remembering Green touched my heart!”-Green Gables Book Reviews
Remembering Green is a beautifully written book for kids about a young Ojibwe girl, Wenonah, who now has to attend an English-speaking school, in an effort to bring Native American children into the white culture.
Wenonah runs away to find her great-grandfather. She is sad and confused. Her beautiful long braid has been cut, her new clothes don’t feel right and now she has to wear uncomfortable shoes all day. As she talks, Great-Grandfather seems to have a slight tear in his eye. She tells him through her tears, about having to speak English all day and they are calling her a new name.
Great-Grandfather loves her dearly; he also loves the customs and heritage his family has known for generations. Great-Grandfather takes Wenonah to show her pieces in nature to keep her five senses aware and to help her remember her heritage and to teach it to next generations.
I don’t often quote the text in the books that I review but there was a passage in Remembering Green that really touched me. “When you see the growing plants, know we are all connected to each other and to the Earth. Our lives intertwine with nature. What happens to one will have consequences for the other.” spoken by Wenonah’s great-grandfather. (written by author Lisa Gammon Olson).
Other things I like about Remembering Green include a glossary at the back of Ojibwe words and the English meaning, the book trailer, and how great the illustrations are!
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Publisher : Eifrig Publishing (September 15, 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 36 pages
ISBN-10 : 1632332701
ISBN-13 : 978-1632332707
Reading age : 5 – 10 years
Item Weight : 3.67 ounces
Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
Best Sellers Rank: #1,129,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#7,077 in Children’s Historical Fiction (Books)