Reading Whiteness in Dear Canada and I Am Canada: Historical Fiction of a Multicultural Nation

  • Andrea Zerebeski
Keywords: race, whiteness, multiculturalism

Abstract

Review of:

Matas, Carol. Footsteps in the Snow: The Red River Diary of Isobel Scott, Rupert’s Land, 1815. Toronto: Scholastic, 2002.

Trottier, Maxine. Blood upon Our Land: The North West Resistance Diary of Josephine Bouvier, Batoche, District of Saskatchewan, 1885. Toronto: Scholastic, 2009.

Trottier, Maxine. The Death of My Country: The Plains of Abraham Diary of Geneviève Aubuchon, Quebec, New France, 1759. Toronto: Scholastic, 2005.

Trottier, Maxine. Storm the Fortress: The Siege of Quebec; William Jenkins, New France, 1759. Toronto: Scholastic, 2013.

Author Biography

Andrea Zerebeski

Andrea Zerebeski lives in the same small Alberta city in which she grew up, working alongside parents with young children as she raises her own two kids. Her research interests include children’s literature and how it might be utilized in early childhood environments to influence the construction of race, particularly how Aboriginal literature written for children may allow white caregivers to recognize whiteness as race. She is completing the second year of an M.A. at the University of Alberta in the faculty of Native Studies.

Published
2015-07-28
How to Cite
Zerebeski, A. (2015). Reading Whiteness in Dear Canada and I Am Canada: Historical Fiction of a Multicultural Nation. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 7(1). Retrieved from http://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/289
Section
Review Essays