The Ghost Collector by Allison Mills, Cree, is the story of Shelly and her grandmother who catch ghosts. In their hair. Just like all the women in their family, they can see souls who haven’t transitioned yet; it’s their job to help the ghosts along their journey. When Shelly’s mom dies suddenly, Shelly’s relationship to ghosts—and death—changes. Instead of helping spirits move on, Shelly starts hoarding them. But no matter how many ghost cats, dogs, or people she hides in her room, Shelly can’t ignore the one ghost that’s missing. Why hasn’t her mom’s ghost come home yet?
Orange Shirt Day is 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.
La croqueuse de pierre is the French translation of The Gnawer of Rocks. Texte de Louise Flaherty et Illustrations de Jim Nelson. Alors que tout le monde se prépare pour l’hiver qui approche deux filles s’éloignent de leur camp, suivant un chemin formé de pierres à la fois étranges et magnifiques. Mais ce qui s’annonçait comme un après-midi paisible au coeur de la toundra devient rapidement cauchemardesque : les filles se retrouvent piégées dans la grotte de Mangittatuarjuk – la croqueuse de pierre!
Red: Un Manga Haida is the French version of the ground-breaking title Red, A Haida Manga, written and illustrated by Haida artist and activist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. This book was translated from English by Marc Founier. Combining the art styles of Haida carvers and the graphic aspects of Japanese manga, Yahgulanaas creates a captivating and innovative graphic novel that retells a Haida narrative for a contemporary audience. The main character is Red, an orphan, who experiences tragic loss when his sister Jaada is kidnapped from their village.
Nuttah & Kitchi: National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration! is written by Sandra Samatte, educator/author from Skownan First Nation, Treaty 2 Territory, and illustrated and designed by Julian Grafenauer, Ojibwe, from Rolling River First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory. National Indigenous Peoples Day is held on June 21st to honour and celebrate Canada’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people, and to recognize the important achievements and contributions they have made. Join Nuttah & Kitchi from Skownan First Nation as they celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.
Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich, is the story of how Elizabeth Peratrovich came to give a speech that helped Alaska lead all of America in the battle for civil rights. This book is written by Annie Boochever in consultation with Elizabeth Peratrovich’s eldest son, Roy Peratrovich, Jr.(Tlingit) who read and edited each revision of his mother’s story.
Dreaming in Color by Melanie Florence, of Cree and Scottish heritage, is a story about Jennifer McCaffrey. Jennifer or Jen has been working hard on her art for years and is thrilled when she is accepted to a prestigious art school. The school is everything she always thought it would be, mostly. There is one group of kids who seem to resent her and say she only got in because of her skin color. Jen knows she deserves to be there.
The Wolf ’s Trail, an Ojibwe Story, Told by Wolves by Thomas D. Peacock, a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Anishinaabe Ojibwe, tells the story of Zhi-Shay, an elder wolf, and a litter of young wolves living somewhere on the side of a hill overlooking the river that flows through Nagahchiwangong in Northern Minnesota. Zhi-Shay, who knows the whole story of the parallel relationship between wolves and the Ojibwe going all the way back to the beginning, sharing it with his nieces and nephews, and us.
The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, is the first book in this epic middle grade fantasy series by author David Alexander Robertson, a member of Norway House Cree Nation. In The Barren Grounds Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations. Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Little Butterfly Girl: An Indian Residential School Story is a picture book produced by the Union of Ontario Indians based on an original account by Jenny Restoule-Mallozzi. With original colour illustrations by Donald Chretien, this story recounts the experiences of an Ojibwe child forced to attend residential school. The tragic account is brought full-circle when Mary begins her healing journey with encouragement from her family.