Seven Gifts for Cedar

Cherie Dimaline

Seven-year-old Cedar lives in a big city with her mom and travels to the Georgian Bay area of Ontario to stay with her dad’s family on the reserve every summer. She receives some very valuable gifts during her summer visits.
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Description

Seven-year-old Cedar lives in a big city with her mom and travels to the Georgian Bay area of Ontario to stay with her dad’s family on the reserve every summer.
She receives some very valuable gifts during her summer visits.

This charming and descriptive story teaches the core traditional First Nation cultural values in a contemporary setting. It portrays the strong ties that exist within First Nation families and communities.

This book has been formatted in a way that encourages parents, extended family members and care-givers to read aloud with young children for the educational and emotional benefits to all involved. When parents embrace their position as their child’s most influential role model and understand the value of reading together, the outcomes are positive and measurable.

There are two different reading levels in this book. Ontario LBS Reading Level 5, in smaller-print text, is intended for the adult to read aloud to the child. Larger-print text in the book is intended for the child to read, it is at a Grade 2 or a LBS Level 2. The content targets 7-10 year olds.

Through this unique reading format, the parent will be able to contribute to the growth of their children and have a much-needed opportunity to bond with them through a literacy experience.

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Suggested Reading Level Grades 4-6

LBS Level 2

OALCF Level 1

About the Author

Cherie Dimaline is a Métis author from Georgian Bay, Ontario whose work has been featured in national magazines and diverse anthologies.

Her first book ‘Red Rooms’ was published in 2007 and promptly received a Fiction Book of the Year Award. She has since travelled the globe to read at festivals and schools.

Cherie is the editor of FNH Magazine, an Aboriginal student publication out of the University of Toronto and has just finished her first full-length novel.

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