In Raising Ourselves, author Velma Wallis writes honestly and passionately about her people's struggle with alcoholism and cultural loss. This workbook is meant to be used in conjunction with the novel Raising Ourselves. It begins with a pre-reading section that sets the stage for reading the novel. Chapters 1 - 19 include vocabulary for each chapter of the novel, comprehension questions with answers for each chapter, a reflection and journal writing section, discussion questions, and extended questions. The epilogue and review chapter offers further activities for learners.