A Walk on the Tundra written by Rebecca Hainnu and Anna Ziegler for Inhabit Media is a 40-page picture book featuring a bored young Inuk girl who is waiting for her friends to come out of their homes to play. She carelessly throws away her empty pop can into the ditch wondering what she will do while waiting for her friends. Then she sees her grandmother out walking. Grandmother asks her to join her on the walk to pick plants for medicines and tea. As the two walk on the tundra grandmother shows her granddaughter the helpful tundra's colourful flowers, mosses, shrubs, and lichens.
Viens Avec Moi: Nous Apprendrons Ensemble! Is the French language edition of Come and Learn with Me, Ewo she kedidih, fourth title in the series, The Land is Our Storybook. This title is told in first-person by nine-year-old Sheyenne Jumbo who lives in Sambaa K'e also known as Trout Lake in the Northwest Territories. Sheyenne Jumbo and her extended family live in the Dehcho region of the Dene. The family speaks the Dehcho language and Sheyenne is learning the Dene Yatie language from her grandparents and in language class at the local school.
Visualities: Perspectives on Contemporary American Indian Film and Art is one of the titles in the American Indian Studies Series published by Michigan State University Press. Editor Denise Cummings has collected ten essays that address Indigenous film practices and contemporary American Indian art.
Grandpa's Girls by Interior Salish children's author Nicola Campbell offers a delightful picture book about a young girl and her cousins who enjoy their visits to their grandfather's working farm. The book captures the unbridled joy and excitement of visiting one's relatives, exploring a hay loft, feeding crabapples to the horse, examining jars of preserves in the root cellar, and endlessly running and playing. Based on her childhood experiences, the storyteller reminds us that the best time of all is just being with one's grandparent.
For a Girl Becoming by Creek poet and musician Joy Harjo is a picture book that celebrates the life stages of a girl from birth to adulthood in verse and colourful pastel illustrations. This 48-page work begins with a home birth as an extended family welcomes a new baby to the family. Both mother's and father's family bring gifts for the newborn. As the child grows and comes to new challenges and milestones her family is again encouraging her with words, blessings, and special gifts. The family offers words of knowledge as the girl grows up to be a woman of this extended family.
Award-winning writer Sylvia Olsen's sensitively drawn depiction of innocence lost and wisdom hard won, Counting on Hope tells the story of an English girl named Hope and a Lamalcha girl named Letia, whose lives are profoundly changed when their two cultures meet. The action is set against the backdrop of the confusing events surrounding the English colonization of British Columbia and an 1863 naval assault on Kuper Island. Alternating between free verse and prose, Counting on Hope follows the girls' individual story lines before, during and after their meeting.
The Way It Is presents a coming of age novel about a fifteen-year-old girl who finds moving from Vancouver to Salmon Arm daunting when her parents lease a summer resort located on First Nation territory. White Pine Nominee 2012. Lexile Measure: 750; Reading Counts: 5.6. Guided Reading Level: Z+.
Moving back through three decades, through World War II, the Depression and years spent in the horrific residential Mohawk Institute, Where Mary Went is the first half of a two-volume work of a new First Nation storyteller. This is the story of Mary Fisher, an engaging young girl who turns into a tough yet tender young wife and mother.
The Game of Silence is the second children's novel in Ojibwe writer Louise Erdrich's trilogy about the life of a 19th century Ojibwe family set on Madeline Island in Lake Superior. This unabridged audio CD set contains 5 compact discs with the reading by Anna Fields. The reader follows the daily life of 9-year-old Omakayas and her extended family during the yearly cycle of activities in 1849.