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Mécanismes NDN d'adaptation: notes de terrain (Queer)
By Billy-Ray Belcourt. 2022
"Qu'est-ce qui constitue un·e NDN?" Dans ce livre, Billy-Ray Belcourt tourne et retourne cette question en explorant la mort, le…deuil, la colère, la violence et les affects qui en découlent. Infusé de culture populaire, Mécanismes NDN d'adaptation problématise de manière accessible les notions d'autochtonie et de queeritude pour les greffer à l'"histoire d'horreur canadienne" trop longtemps passée sous silence, tout en déconstruisant le poème et le livre, le temps et le territoire. Parfois formaliste, toujours percutante, l'écriture de Belcourt est un électrochoc
Wowgwis de la tête aux pieds (Petit tonnerre)
By Rebecca Thomas. 2021
Être Mi'gmaq, qu'est-ce que ça signifie?Wowgwis a des papillons dans le ventre. C’est aujourd’hui que son papa l’emmène rencontrer ses…tantes, ses oncles et ses cousins. Quand il lui dit, avant de partir, que le jour est venu pour elle d’apprendre ce que c’est qu’être Mi’gmaq, les papillons grossissent. Et s’il fallait que la famille de son papa ne lui ouvre pas les bras?
Mia knows her family is very different than her best friend's. In the 1980s, the coastal fishing town of Prince…Rupert is booming. There is plenty of sockeye salmon in the nearby ocean, which means the fishermen are happy and there is plenty of work at the cannery. Eleven-year-old Mia and her best friend, Lara, have known each other since kindergarten. Like most tweens, they like to hang out and compare notes on their crushes and dream about their futures. But even though they both live in the same cul-de-sac, Mia’s life is very different from her non-Indigenous, middle-class neighbor. Lara lives with her mom, her dad and her little brother in a big house, with two cars in the drive and a view of the ocean. Mia lives in a shabby wartime house that is full of relatives—her churchgoing grandmother, binge-drinking mother and a rotating number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Even though their differences never seemed to matter to the two friends, Mia begins to notice how adults treat her differently, just because she is Indigenous. Teachers, shopkeepers, even Lara’s parents—they all seem to have decided who Mia is without getting to know her first.
The Song That Called Them Home
By David A. Robertson. 2023
From the award-winning author of On the Trapline comes a cinematic fantasy-adventure story inspired by Indigenous legends.One summer day, Lauren…and her little brother, James, go on a trip to the land with their Moshom (grandfather). After they've arrived, the children decide to fish for dinner while Moshom naps. They are in their canoe in the middle of the lake when the water around them begins to swirl and crash. They are thrown overboard and when Lauren surfaces she sees her brother being pulled away by the Memekwesewak — creatures who live in and around water and like to interfere with humans. Lauren must follow the Memekwesewak through a portal and along a watery path to find and bring back James. But when she finally comes upon her brother, she too feels the lure of the Memekwesewak&’s song. Something even stronger must pull them back home.
Storyteller Skye: Teachings from My Ojibway Grandfather
By Lindsay Christina King, Carolyn Frank. 2023
Have you ever wondered why Rabbit has such long ears? Or why Raccoon is wearing a mask? In this collection…of funny and unique short stories, young Skye enlightens us in a number of Indigenous teachings, passed down to her from her Ojibway Grandfather. Through her natural gift of storytelling, Skye encourages other children to embrace the art and become storytellers, too!
Still This Love Goes On
By Julie Flett, Buffy Sainte-Marie. 2022
A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2022! NAMED A BEST PICTURE BOOK…OF THE YEAR: Kirkus Reviews, Globe and Mail, and Chicago Public Library "A love letter to family, home, and Indigenous traditions. . . This story reminds readers of the joy we experience upon returning to those whom we love and who love us."—Kirkus STARRED Review From Cree-Métis artist Julie Flett and Academy Award-winning icon Buffy Sainte-Marie comes a celebration of Indigenous community, and the enduring love we hold for the people and places we are far away from. Based on Sainte-Marie?s song of the same name, Still This Love Goes On combines Flett's breathtaking art with vivid lyrics to craft a stunning portrait of a Cree worldview. At the heart of this picture book is a gentle message about missing our loved ones, and the promise of seeing each other again. This gem of a picture book features: Sheet music of Buffy Sainte-Marie's beloved song Notes from Sainte-Marie and Flett about their inspiration for the song and illustrations Brimming with love for community and the land, Still This Love Goes On is destined to be read and sung for generations.
Dancing With Our Ancestors (Sk'ad'a Stories Series #4)
By Robert Davidson, Sara Florence Davidson, Janine Gibbons. 2022
The invitations have been sent. The food has been prepared. The decorations have been hung. And now the day of…the potlatch has finally arrived! Guests from all over come to witness this bittersweet but joyful celebration of Haida culture and community.
The Case of the Rigged Race (A Mighty Muskrats Mystery #4)
By Michael Hutchinson. 2022
The Mighty Muskrats are ready for another adventure! When a sled-dog race at the annual Trappers Festival turns into a…mysterious whodunit, the four cousins must solve the case and help the lead dog to victory!
By Aaron Paquette. 2014
Lightfinder is a YA fantasy novel about Aisling, a young Cree woman who sets out into the wilderness with her…Kokum (grandmother), Aunty and two young men she barely knows. They have to find and rescue her runaway younger brother, Eric. Along the way she learns that the legends of her people might be real and that she has a growing power of her own. For junior and senior high readers. Unrated
Anne of Green Gables: Anne's Age: 11-16) (Anne of Green Gables #1)
By L. M. Montgomery. 2017
'Oh, it seems so wonderful that I'm going to live with you and belong to you. I've never belonged to…anybody'When a scrawny, freckled girl with bright red hair arrives on Prince Edward Island, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are taken by surprise; they'd asked for a quiet boy to help with the farm work at Green Gables. But how can you return a friendless child to a grim orphanage when she tells you her life so far has been a 'perfect graveyard of buried hopes'? And so, the beguiling chatterbox stays. Full of dreams, warmth and spirit, it is not long before Anne Shirley wins their hearts.This collection of the best children's literature, curated by Virago, will be coveted by children and adults alike. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess,The Secret Garden) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.
My heart fills with happiness / sâkaskinêw nitêh miywêyihtamowin ohci
By Monique Gray Smith. 2021
"A quiet loveliness, sense of gratitude, and—yes—happiness emanate from this tender celebration of simple pleasures." — Publishers Weekly, starred review.…The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy. Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English and Plains Cree) edition. This accessible audiobook features alternate text descriptions of images, including the cover.
Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes
By Wab Kinew. 2018
"We are a people who matter." Inspired by President Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing, Go Show the World is…a tribute to historic and modern-day Indigenous heroes, featuring important figures such as Tecumseh, Sacagawea and former NASA astronaut John Herrington.Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Wab Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book, illustrated by the acclaimed Joe Morse. Including figures such as Crazy Horse, Net-no-kwa, former NASA astronaut John Herrington and Canadian NHL goalie Carey Price, Go Show the World showcases a diverse group of Indigenous people in the US and Canada, both the more well known and the not- so-widely recognized. Individually, their stories, though briefly touched on, are inspiring; collectively, they empower the reader with this message: "We are people who matter, yes, it's true; now let's show the world what people who matter can do."
Lord of the Sky
By Linda Zeman-Spaleny. 2009
A breathtakingly illustrated tribute to the art and mythology of West Coast native culture.In this exquisitely illustrated picture book, based…on the animated short film of the same name, Linda Zeman-Spaleny transports young readers to a bygone time when nothing lived in the universe, when “out of the darkness came the Great Raven, who brought the Sun to the children of the North Pacific Coast.” Legend tells of a boy, living by the sea, who befriends the ravens, sharing his food with them. But some of the ravens are greedy, and the village boys decide to teach them a lesson by sending a swift and fatal arrow. When darkness descends upon the land, the wise elder tells the villagers that only the Lord of the Sky can restore the Sun, so the boy begins an arduous journey in search of him. . . .In this riveting folktale, Linda Zeman-Spaleny pays tribute to her emigration from Eastern Europe and her arrival in British Columbia, where she saw beautiful totem poles for the first time. Award-winning artist Ludmila Zeman’s lush, vibrant artwork complements this timeless tale with modern themes and the message that we need to care for our world in order to preserve it.
On the Trapline
By David A. Robertson. 2021
A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award--winning team behind When We Were Alone shares a…story that honors our connections to our past and our grandfathers and fathers.A boy and Moshom, his grandpa, take a trip together to visit a place of great meaning to Moshom. A trapline is where people hunt and live off the land, and it was where Moshom grew up. As they embark on their northern journey, the child repeatedly asks his grandfather, "Is this your trapline?" Along the way, the boy finds himself imagining what life was like two generations ago -- a life that appears to be both different from and similar to his life now. This is a heartfelt story about memory, imagination and intergenerational connection that perfectly captures the experience of a young child's wonder as he is introduced to places and stories that hold meaning for his family.
Alis the Aviator
By Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail. 2019
Come along on an aviation journey with Alis! This spunky female guide will take you through an ABC of planes…featuring gorgeous cut-paper art.An A to Z of planes past and present, this book has stunning cut-paper art and a cute-as-a-button guide named Alis. Named for Dr. Alis B. Kennedy, likely one of the first Indigenous women to obtain a commercial pilot licence with land and sea ratings in Canada, Alis will take you on an aviation tour from the Avro Arrow to the Zeppelin and everything in between. Meticulously researched and uniquely crafted, this is a one-of-a-kind book that will delight aviation fans big and little.
By Brittany Luby. 2019
Two people navigate their differences with curiosity and openness in this stunning picture book that imagines the first meeting between…an Indigenous fisher and a European sailor.Based on an actual journal entry by French explorer Jacques Cartier from his first expedition to North America in July 1534, this story imagines the first encounter between a European sailor and a Stadaconan fisher. As the two navigate their differences (language, dress, food) with curiosity, the natural world around them notes their similarities. The seagull observes their like shadows, the mosquito notes their equally appealing blood, the mouse enjoys the crumbs both people leave behind. This story explores how encounters can create community and celebrates varying perspectives and the natural world. It is at once specific and universal. It's a story based on a primary document and historical research, but it is in equal measure beautifully imagined. It makes room for us to recognize our differences while celebrating our shared humanity.Debut author Brittany Luby's background in social justice and history brings a breathtaking depth of insight and understanding to this story and Michaela Goade's expressive art brings equal life to the creatures and landscapes. An author's note outlines the historical context as well as situates the story in the present day.
Elvis, Me, and the Lemonade Stand Summer
By Leslie Gentile. 2021
Winner of the 2021 City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize It’s the summer of 1978 and most people think Elvis…Presley has been dead for a year. But not eleven-year-old Truly Bateman – because she knows Elvis is alive and well and living in the Eagle Shores Trailer Park. Maybe no one ever thought to look for him at on the Eagle Shores First Nation on Vancouver Island. It’s a busy summer for Truly. Though her mother is less of a mother than she ought to be, and spends her time drinking and smoking and working her way through new boyfriends, Truly is determined to raise as much money for herself as she can through her lemonade stand … and to prove that her cool new neighbour is the one and only King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. And when she can’t find motherly support in her own home, she finds sanctuary with Andy El, the Salish woman who runs the trailer park.