From New York Times bestselling picture book author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Bridget George comes Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior, an inspiring picture book biography about indigenous water warriors Autumn Peltier and Josephine Mandamin - with a forward from Autumn Peltier herself.
The seventh generation is creating
A sea of change.
It was a soft voice, at first.
Like a ripple.
But with practice it grew louder.
As the environmental crisis becomes more dire, young activists are raising their voices to bring awareness to policymakers on a global scale. In their ranks is water activist Autumn Peltier, who became the youngest Chief Water Commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation in 2019 at the age of 14. Before her, that title was held by her great aunt Josephine Mandamin. Josephine walked over 15,000 miles in her lifetime to advocate for the importance of clean water.
Always acting with the next seven generations in mind, the Anishinaabe have long fostered a culture of educating and caring for the welfare of our future generations.
Carole Lindstrom is the author of the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Award-winning We Are Water Protectors. She is Anishinabe/Métis and is a proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe Indians.
Bridget George is an illustrator and children's book author living in London, Ontario with her son Noah and guinea pig Albus. She was born in Sarnia, Ontario, raised on the Anishinaabe nation of Kettle and Stony Point, and she belongs to the bear clan. Her debut picture book was It's a Mitig! which centers around introducing the Anishinaabe language to children with the use of nature.