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:
Indian Horse – Richard Wagamese
Monkey Beach – Eden Robinson
Keeper’n Me – Richard Wagamese
Halfbreed – Maria Campbell
Moon of the Crusted Snow – Waubgeshig Rice
The Night Wanderer – Drew Hayden Taylor
Motorcycles & Sweetgrass – Drew Hayden Taylor
Son of a Trickster – Eden Robinson
The Marrow Thieves – Cherie Dimaline
Secret of the Stars – Gitz Crazyboy
On the Back of the Turtle – Thomas King
Medicine Walk – Richard Wagamese
Birdie – Tracey Lindberg

Raven’s Song – Lee Maracle

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.