Secret Path by Gord Downie & Jeff Lemire
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
The book & lyrics tell the true story of Chanie Wenjack. Chanie was forcibly taken away from his family to attend a residential school. At the age of 12, he escaped the residential school and died attempting to make his way home (no spoilers here, as these details are available on the book cover). The illustrations in this book are beautifully done - perfectly giving a haunting and uneasy feeling of how Chanie might have felt both being taken from his family and the loneliness of trying to make his way home.
This is my ninth book read for the 10th Annual Canadian Book Challenge.