Apple, Skin to the Core: A Memoir in Words and Pictures, is by Eric Gansworth, an enrolled Onondaga writer and visual artist, born and raised at the Tuscarora Nation. The contents of Apple, Skin to the Core, are arranged along the theme of albums: Apple Records, The Red Album, Dog Street - Side A and Side B, Get Back and Liner Notes. Each set tells the story in words and images of his, his family, and his life on and off Dog Street. These are stories of residential schools and its impact, racism, and relationships.
Une journée poney! Pemkiskahk'ciw ahahsis! A pony day! is in three languages — French, the Maliseet language, and English — and has a link to access an audio recording of Elder, Opolahsomuwehs (Imelda Perley) reading the story in the Maliseet language, with a drum sound for each page turn. This story is written by Hélène de Varennes and illustrated by Paul Lang. Une journée poney! Pemkiskahk'ciw ahahsis! A pony day! focuses on the relationship between a little Maliseet girl (Ava) and her grandfather (Billy) as they celebrate her sixth birthday with a pony ride for her.
Orange Shirt Day tells the story of Orange Shirt Day, a day observed annually on September 30th to honour residential school survivors and their families, and to remember those who did not make it. This book explores the historical impact on Indigenous people in order to create champions who will walk a path of reconciliation through Orange Shirt Day, promoting the message that Every Child Matters. The Orange Shirt Society is a non-profit society based in Williams Lake BC that grew out of the events in 2013 inspired by Chief Robbins' vision for reconciliation.
Chuck the Different Vampire is written by Marla Paul Merasty and illustrated by Alan Margolis. This is the story of Chuck, a different young vampire. He is longing to be in the sun and day-time world. Along his way he finds out he has a special power that allows him to be in the sun...manners and being polite. While out in his community he meets a young girl with Cerebral Palsy and they become friends. This story aligns with Jordan’s Principle.
Hidden Friends: Baapi and the Memegwesiwak, is inspired by the oral stories of Elder Dan Thomas and delightfully illustrated by Rosalyn Boucha, this adorable children’s book tells the story of a boy named Baapi and an important lesson he learns about caring for the earth. It’s a lesson he hears from some special, hidden friends.
The Walrus and the Caribou written by Maika Harper, Inuit, and illustrated by Marcus Cutler is a story about patience and courage. When the earth was new, words had the power to breathe life into the world. But when creating animals from breath, sometimes one does not get everything right on the first try! Based on a traditional Inuit story passed forward orally for generations in the South Baffin region of Nunavut, this book shares with young readers the origin of the caribou and the walrus—and tells of how very different these animals looked when they were first conceived.
Zhooshkwaadekamigad Giiwedinoong-Mitigwaakiing/ Hockey in the Northwoods is a story in Ojibwe and English by Brita Vija Brookes and translated by Isadore Toulouse from Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve, and Shirley Ida Williams, Migizi ow-kwe,That Eagle Woman, who is a member of the Bird Clan of the Ojibway and Odawa First Nations of Canada. The artwork by Arthur McBain. In this colourful storybook, Bear wakes up to a noise in the woods outside his winter den. What is it? It's a hockey game!
Swift Fox All Along by Rebecca Thomas, Mi’kmaw and registered with Lennox Island First Nation, and Illustrated by Maya McKibbin, Ojibwe, Yoeme and Irish, asks what it means to be Mi’kmaq. In Swift Fox All Along, Swift Fox looks for the answer and wonders if she will ever feel like part of her family. When Swift Fox’s father picks her up to go visit her aunties, uncles, and cousins, her belly is already full of butterflies. And when he tells her that today is the day that she’ll learn how to be Mi’kmaq, the butterflies grow even bigger.
The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree by Ruth Dyckfehderau and the James Bay Cree Storytellers is the second edition of the groundbreaking work of the same name and now includes an epilogue with an update on each storyteller. In The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee Ruth DyckFehderau and twenty-seven storytellers offer a rich and timely accounting of contemporary life in Eeyou Istchee, the territory of the James Bay Cree of Northern Quebec.
Nous sommes gentils is the French version of When We Are Kind, a children’s picture book by Monique Gray Smith of Cree, Lakota and Scottish ancestry; and illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt, who is Diné (Navajo) on her mother’s side and a blend of European ancestry on her father’s side. When We Are Kind celebrates simple acts of everyday kindness and encourages children to explore how they feel when they initiate and receive acts of kindness in their lives.