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K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection

Tilly and the Crazy Eights

Author/Publisher/Website: Gray Smith, M.
Copyright: 2018
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Apr/2020
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9781772600759
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 8-12
(View recommended grades and subjects) English Language Arts

Resource Description

Tilly takes a group of eight Indigenous elders on a road trip to New Mexico, making stops along the way and ticking off places on each one’s bucket list. The eight elders, who call themselves the Crazy Eights, learn about themselves and each other while addressing serious issues with light-hearted humour and allowing readers to learn about Indigenous belief systems as well as contemporary issues through the wisdom and perspective of an elder. Suitable for secondary students, this book can be used in a small group or whole-class setting. Teachers may use this book to invite students to further explore Aboriginal cultural practices as well as pertinent and timely issues affecting Indigenous culture. Log in to read the full review.