Nish: North and South

SKU: 9781443197236

Isabelle Picard
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven
Book Type:
Scholastic Canada
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The first book in Isabelle Picard’s bestselling coming-of-age series about Innu twins, Léon and Éloïse.

In this acclaimed book, readers meet thirteen-year-old twins Leon and Eloise who live in Matimekush, an Innu community in Northern Quebec.

While Leon spends all his free time playing hockey, and wondering how he can prove he has the talent to make it big in a place with no competition, Eloise works on a school project that opens her mind to the history of her people — their victories and their battles lost.

But when their father gets sick and needs treatment almost 1000 km from home, and someone from their village mysteriously disappears, the twins learn lessons about the fragility of humanity and the dangers of the land they call home.

Isabelle Picard, originally from Wendake reserve in Quebec, is an ethnologist, Radio-Canada’s Senior Specialist in Indigenous Affairs and a lecturer at UQAM. She aims to increase understanding of the realities and challenges faced by Indigenous peoples of Quebec.

Kateri Aubin Dubois, is a freelance translator and a prolific beadworker. Her beadwork can be found under her Indigenous name, Nisnipawset. Kateri is from the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation. She lives with her husband, two children and a fluffy cat in Terrebonne, Quebec.

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