Bebikaan-ezhiwebiziwinan Nimkii: The Adventures of Nimkii is the story of a modern dog who lives an adventurous life through all four seasons. Written by her human companion, Stacie Sheldon, and illustrated by Rachel Butzin, the book is intended to start conversations between children and adults. Learners will notice the book provides a basic introduction to most of the things that make Ojibwe unique in an interactive format. The book is fully bilingual, translated by Margaret Noodin.
This is a Read-to-Me story or a read alone story for ages 7-9 year-olds. Ojibwe students of all ages will enjoy the book. Here are some additional resources to interact with the book.
Bebikaan-ezhiwebiziwinan Nimkii: The Adventures of Nimkii (2nd edition) will have four new pages and be in a hardcover format.
Stacy Sheldon, Honor Beat Woman, is Stacy's name in Anishinaabemowin. She is crane clan and originally from Cheboygan, Michigan; Margaret Noodin identifies as American, Anishinaabe, Irish and Metis. Rachel Mae Butzin is an Indigenous artist whose work is a reflection of her diverse heritage as well as her love of the environment, comic books, and pop culture.