UNIT 9: Novel Study

You’re nearly finished English First Peoples 12! Well done! All that’s left is the novel study. Lucky for you, we have a FANTASTIC collection of novels by Indigenous authors. Talk to Rory for ideas, or browse our Indigenous Library in the student lounge.

These are the guidelines for your novel study: Novel Study Guidelines – English First Peoples 12

Here are some novels to consider (these are all available at Nala’atsi):
Indian Horse – Richard Wagamese
Monkey Beach – Eden Robinson
The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline
Kiss of the Fur Queen – Tomson Highway
Keeper’n Me –
Richard Wagamese
Halfbreed – Maria Campbell
There There – Tommy Orange
Secret of the Stars – Gitz Crazyboy
Moon of the Crusted Snow –
Waubgeshig Rice
The Night Wanderer – Drew Hayden Taylor
Motorcycles & Sweetgrass – Drew Hayden Taylor
Son of a Trickster – Eden Robinson
On the Back of the Turtle – Thomas King
Medicine Walk – Richard Wagamese
Birdie – Tracey Lindberg
Raven’s Song – Lee Maracle
Reservation Blues – Sherman Alexie
Fire Song – Adam Garnet Jones

It will probably help to take notes about the novel as you read (not exhaustive notes, just something to help you remember what you’ve read when you get to the assignment).

Congratulations, you’ve finished English First Peoples 12! All that’s left is writing the provincial exam. You can look at some practice exams here.