Nokum is My Teacher

Red Deer PressSKU: 9780889955714

Author:
Bouchard, David
Grade Levels:
One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six
Nation:
Cree
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
32
Publisher:
Red Deer Press
Copyright Data:
2019

Price:
Sale price$16.95

Description

Nokum is My Teacher is a picture book that effectively explains about teachings from grandmother, Nokum, told in English and Cree. Allen Sapp's remarkable oil paintings illustrate this sensitive book about the importance of Elders. Grandson asks his grandmother about the importance of attending school and learning how to read. Grandmother provides gentle teachings about respect for the culture of the Cree and advises the boy about understanding the world around him as well as his community. Bouchard uses lyrical dialogue between Nokum and grandson that is thoughtful and loving. Grandmother allows her grandchild to come to an understanding about the importance of learning to read through her gentle teachings. The boy knows that his grandmother is wise and knowledgeable even though she did not attend school.

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