Together We Drum, Our Hearts Beat As One

SKU: 9781551528892

Author:
Willie Poll
Illustrator:
Chief Lady Bird
Grade Levels:
One, Two, Three
Nation:
Anishnaabe
Book Type:
Hardcover
Pages:
40
Publisher:
Arsenal Pulp Press
Copyright Data:
2022

Price:
Sale price$19.99

Description

Written by Willie Poll, a proud Metis author and who works in Indigenous education and illustrated by Chief Lady Bird, a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist, illustrator, educator and community activist from Rama First Nation and Moosedeer Point First Nation.

In this beautifully illustrated book, a determined young Anishnaabe girl in search of adventure goes on a transformative journey into a forest on her traditional territory. She is joined by a chorus of her ancestors in red dresses, who tell her they remember what it was like to be carefree and wild, too. Soon, though, the girl is challenged by a monster named Hate, who envelops her in a cloud of darkness. She climbs a mountain to evade the monster, and, with the help of her matriarchs and the power of Thunderbird, the monster is held at bay. Together the young girl and her ancestors beat their drums in song and support, giving the girl the confidence she needs to become a changemaker in the future, capable of fending off any monster in her way.

Together We Drum, Our Hearts Beat as One is a moving and powerful book about Indigenous resistance and ancestral connection.

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