Tribal Journey is one of the titles in 7th Generations' PathFinders Series. This series of novels are known as high/low books—written at a lower reading level but with high-interest, age-appropriate plots. Designed for reluctant readers, these books feature linear story lines, limited vocabulary and short sentences. The layout and print size also contribute in making the books easier to read.
Molly's Promise by author Sylvia Olsen is part of the Orca Young Readers Series. Seventh-grade student Molly Jacobs attends school with both First Nation and non-First Nation students. Her best friends include Murphy, from Olsen's earlier title Murphy and Mousetrap, who lives on the nearby First Nation. Molly's father is First Nation and it has just been the two of them since she was an infant. Her mother is white but Molly has does not remember her and her father won't talk about the past. In addition to dealing with identity issues and fitting in at school, Molly has a secret.
With breathtaking virtuosity, Garry Thomas Morse sets out to recover the appropriated, stolen and scattered world of his ancestral people from Alert Bay to Quadra Island to Vancouver, retracing Captain Vancouver’s original sailing route. These poems draw upon both written history and oral tradition to reflect all of the respective stories of the community, which vocally weave in and out of the dialogics of the text. Governor General’s Poetry Award finalist (2011) for Discovery Passages. First Nation Communities Read 2013-2014 title.
Goodnight World is a 24-page hardcover picture book made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating from Native Northwest publishers. This picture book reinforces worldview values of acknowledging the end of the day. In this simple format each of the animals, birds, and sea creatures say good night by dreaming, singing each other to sleep and various activities unique to each animal. Twenty-three Northwest Coast artists have contributed to this remarkable title but the book flows so well the viewer is unaware. Complete credits are found on the book's back cover.
Book of Play with Northwest Coast Native Art is a 20-page board book published by Native Northwest in 2012. This book offers early childhood students an opportunity to discover arithmetic concepts, ABCs, identifying colours while learning about Coast Salish, Haida, and Bella Bella art of the Northwest Coast. The book is made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating and is safe for young children. 10 artists have cooperated to create the board book's designs.
Where is Mouse Woman?: A Haida Journey is a 2012 board book published by Native Northwest publishing. This 16-page board book made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating. Mouse Woman is a respected Grandmother that often appears in Haida traditional stories. She is a special person who has the ability to change her appearance and is known for her advice she gives to children. In this board book illustrated and told by Haida artist Gryn White, a young girl goes in search of Mouse Woman to invite her to the potlatch.
Counting Wild Bears of the Native Northwest Coast is the 2012 board book published by Native Northwest. This 20-page board book is made with recycled paper with soy-based ink and water-based coating. Haida artist Gryn White introduces young readers to the wild bears of Haida culture. Bears are an important part of Haida traditions because the ancestors have honoured and respected bears. To acknowledge this respect the Haida feature images of bears in their regalia and art.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. Brittney Diana: Power Dive into Reading Series was developed by Diane Silvey, a Salish teacher, for First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, British Columbia. This reading series is intended to supplement existing pre-reading material. It provides additional reading practice to students who have difficulty in the regular program and are 2-4 years behind in their reading skills. The series will give students a sight and spelling vocabulary of 180 words.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. Brittney Diana: Make Ready to Dive Series was developed by Diane Silvey, a Salish teacher, for First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School Division, British Columbia. The series teaches students with a limited sight vocabulary of three or four words. The program uses the direct instruction approach and teaches for mastery before starting each Reader. The first 73 basic sight words are introduced and reinforced throughout the program.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. Brittney Diana: Getting Ready to Dive Series Primer was developed by Diane Silvey, a Salish teacher, for First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, British Columbia. The materials are aimed at grade one students or young children who have difficulty beginning to read. This resource uses a direct instruction approach and teaches for mastery before starting each unit. The first 45 basic sight words are introduced and receive reinforcement throughout the three-month program.