First Nation Communities READ Announces the Children’s Selected Title for the 2021-2022 PMC Indigenous Literature Award. Press Release, Toronto September 23, 2021-
Selected Title in the Children’s Category: It’s a Mitig! by Bridget George.
Bridget George is an Anishinaabe author-illustrator, graphic designer and mother to a lovely baby boy named Noah. She was raised on the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation in Ontario and she currently lives in London, ON. This is her first book.
It’s a Mitig! is a beautiful children’s book that combines Anishnaabemowin and English in a creative rhyming form. Children can learn some new words like amik (beaver) and gaag (porcupine) as they travel through the forest. Bridget wrote this special book especially for families learning the language together and reconnecting with their culture.
Chosen by a jury of Indigenous librarians from across Ontario, the FNCR titles represent the very best of Indigenous literature. The 2021 selected title will be recognized on-line at the Virtual Word on the Street Festival in Toronto on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
The PMC Indigenous Literature Award is sponsored by Periodical Marketers of Canada.