Sans Nimâmâ is the French language edition of Melanie Florence's award-winning book (2016 won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award), Missing Nimama. Translated from the English by Diane Lavoie this moving picture book from publisher Clockwise Press, offers junior and intermediate level readers an introduction to understanding the loss and grief of a child's mother. Kateri is a young girl who lives with her grandmother because her mother is lost as Nohkum (grandmother in Cree) explains.
Dakota Parle des Traites is French language edition of Dakota Talks about Treaties published by the Union of Ontario of Indians in 2017. This 8-page illustrated book designed for primary level students explains the importance of treaties to Indigenous students as well as non-Indigenous readers. Told from Dakota's perspective the book begins as Dakota gives a speech to her classmates. She recounts her family's trip to a celebration of the Treaty of Niagara in Niagara Falls. This is where Dakota saw wampum belts and heard speeches about the history of this treaty.
Alex Partage Sa Ceinture Wampum is the French language edition of Alex Shares His Wampum Belt produced by the Union of Ontario Indians. This French language book is an eight page illustrated book about the importance of wampum belts and treaties for primary level students. Kelly Crawford wrote this information book about a First Nation student named Alex and his inspiration to create a wampum belt from his Lego blocks. The boy explains that treaty belts are made from wampum and they represent promises made to last. The wampum belt Alex made symbolizes the Treaty of Niagara agreement.
Les Mots Volés by author Melanie Florence and published by Editions Scholastic is a primary level picture book that explains language loss among First Nations residential school survivors and their descendants. This French language translation of Stolen Words is told through the eyes of a child and her grandfather. The book captures the close and caring relationship between generations as the girl learns about residential schools and language loss.
Ukaliq & Kalla vont camper (Ukaliq & Kalla Go Camping), Level 7 is a leveled reader about camping on the land in the Arctic. The best friends Ukaliq and Kalla go on a camping adventure and demonstrate the types of activities that occur in the far north. This 16-page reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 7 readers have 8 to 16 pages of one to two sentences per page. These sentences vary in length and complexity. Punctuation includes periods with some question and exclamation marks.
Les nouvelles kamiks de Viivi (Viivi's New Kamiks), Level 9 is a leveled reader that uses a sequential story to introduce children to kamiks, a traditional boot Inuit have worn for hundreds of years. An explanatory note helps children understand what kamiks look like and why they are worn. All nine-year-old Viivi wants for her birthday is a pair of kamiks. These special books take a long time to make and also each person must take good care of their pair. Viivi sets out to prove to her parents that she is a responsible person who can now care for her boots.
Tout sur les phoques (All about Seals), Level 9 is a non-fiction book to teach children about the appearance, behaviours, and diets of four different Arctic seal species. It also introduces the concept of traditional Inuit seal hunting, including the practical uses of each type of seal from the Inuit perspective. This 20-page leveled reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 9 titles have 2 to 4 sentences per page with longer and more complex sentences. Readers now rely more on the book's text for information along with supportive photographs.
Je vais chez grand-maman (Going to Grandma's), Level 4 is one of the leveled readers in Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. This illustrated book introduces readers to simple action verbs. The level 4 reader has one sentence in English per page. Each sentence is short, basic, and repetitive. Full-colour drawings support readers decode the sentences. In this reader a young Inuk girl walks to Grandma's house to spend the night. Simple and fun activities let's readers know that contemporary Inuit families live in houses, have plumbing, and go to sleep in beds.
Les choses qui nous tiennent au chaud (Things That Keep Us Warm), Level 4 is a leveled reader with simple sentences to describe items common throughout Canada, like the parka, hats, and socks, and some items that are uniquely Northern, like the qulliq (oil lamp). This 8-page reader is part of Inhabit Education's new series Nunavummi Reading. Level 4 titles range from 8 to 12 pages with a single sentence per page. Each sentence is simple with basic punctuation and is aided by a colour photograph that helps the beginning reader decode the text.