Latin Americans Thought of It: Amazing Innovations is the fifth title in the Annick Press series, We Thought of It. This volume features the unique innovations and contributions of the Indigenous peoples of Latin America including the Maya, Aztec, and Inca. The chapters are organized around topics such as architecture, agriculture, arts and crafts, food, clothing, music and dance, communication, sports, celebrations, and Latin Americans today. Each topic contains either a two-page or four-page spread and explains the material with photographs, illustrations, and brief text selections.
1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by science journalist Charles Mann offers fans of his 1491 book a fresh interprepation of globalization. Taking a broad look at recent scientific, archaeological, anthropologists, and historians evidence, the author demonstrates how the creation of a worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico Cityùwhere Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interactedùthe center of the world.
Good Morning World is a 24-page board book made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating from Native Northwest publishers. Haisla and Heiltsuk artist Paul Windsor has created the colourful Northwest Coast art designed as the reader is introduced to the worldview of the people of the Pacific Northwest. The book begins with welcoming the sun that shines on the birds and butterflies.
Ojibway Animals is a 12-page board book made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating from Native Northwest publishers. Ojibwe artist Jason Adair draws on teachings from his culture and is inspired by the Woodland x-ray art style in the creation of 11 animal and bird images. Eagles fly high above the trees and inspire vision and bring blessings. Turtles live on the land and on the water demonstrating their patience and wisdom. The artist notes that the animals' protective spirits and powers offer us important life lessons.
A Walk on the Tundra written by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler for Inhabit Media is a 40-page picture book featuring a bored young Inuk girl who is waiting for her friends to come out of their homes to play. She carelessly throws away her empty pop can into the ditch wondering what she will do while waiting for her friends. Then she sees her grandmother out walking. Grandmother asks her to join her on the walk to pick plants for medicines and tea. As the two walk on the tundra grandmother shows her granddaughter the helpful tundra's colourful flowers, mosses, shrubs, and lichens.
Nanabosho et les Papillons is the French language edition of Nanabosho and the Butterflies. This French edition was translated by Mona Buors. Nanabosho and the Butterflies is French picture title in the Nanabosho series by Joe and Matrine McLennen. Grandmother talks to her grandchildren about how she looked out the window of the residential school one morning and saw a beautiful monarch butterfly. The story is recounted about Nanabosho and how butterflies came to be the creatures who make children laugh in this Ojibwe story.
Calling all people to become stewards of the earth, this exquisite book, The Declaration of Interdependence: A Pledge to Planet Earth, is a heartfelt plea for the planet's preservation. The Declaration of Interdependence | both an enlightening creed and a passionate call to action | was composed by David Suzuki and a team of activists and environmentalists in 1992, in recognition of the United Nations' Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Rabbit and Bear Paws Sacred Seven is a new picture book series created by Chad Solomon, Tanya Leary, and Christopher Meyer. The seven picture books contain the characters, 12-year-old Rabbit, 10-year-old Bear Paws, and 11-year-old Strawberry, developed by Chad Solomon in his The Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws graphic novel offerings. This new selection contains seven stand alone titles each one based on one of the Seven Grandfather Teachings: Courage, Honesty, Humility, Love, Respect, Truth, and Wisdom.
Environmentalists from our First Nations is the 2011 release in the series, First Nations Series for Young Readers from Second Story Press. All books in this series feature brief biography pieces about several First Nation and Native American people who show leadership in their chosen field. In this book, the author Vincent Schilling has selected eleven individuals from the USA and Canada who work for the betterment of Mother Earth and her peoples in the field of environmental science.
Bridging Cultures: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing Culture written by Glen Aikenhead and Herman Mitchell addresses the need for environmental science and science educators to embrace traditional Indigenous knowledge in a straight-forward and accessible manner. Aikenhead is Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan with an abiding interest in culture studies in science education, and Michell (Woodland Cree) is Director of the Northern Teacher Education Program at the Northern Professional Access College, La Ronge, Saskatchewan.