Rabbit and Bear Paws Sacred Seven Audio CD from Chad Solomon's Little Spirit Bear Publications. The audio CD contains the seven picture books in the series Sacred Seven. Each book is based on one of the Seven Grandfather Teachings: Courage, Honesty, Humility, Love, Respect, Truth, and Wisdom. Each of the books features a respected animal or creature such as Buffalo (Bishikee, Respect), Mouse Waawaabigoonoojii, Humility), Eagle (Migizi, Love), Big Foot (Kitchi-Sabe, Honesty), Turtle (Mizheekay, Truth), Beaver (Ahmik, Wisdom), and Bear (Mukwa, Courage).
Rabbit and Bear Paws Sacred Seven Ojibwe & English (set of 7 books and audio CDs): Waaboos Miinawaa Mkwa Zidens is the Ojibwe and English edition of Rabbit and Bear Paws Sacred Seven series of 7 titles from Little Spirit Bear Productions. Author and illustrator Chad Solomon and educator Tanya Leary have combined their talents to create this bilingual series. The Ojibwe translation appears in black font beneath the blue font English text. Ojibwe translation is provided by James Shawana.
Str8up and Gangs: The Untold Stories is an anthology of writings by thirteen former gang members from Saskatchewan. This collection of poetry, prose, lyrics, and illustrations offers readers a look at the pain, frustrations, violence, dysfunction and hopelessness many street youth face when they to turn to the gang lifestyle. These former gang members all joined the Str8up program - a four year program which supports individuals who are looking to exit the gang lifestyle.
Nipin and the Rocks is based on the bedtime story told by Métis author Victoria Bouvier to her young son. Storytelling rocks are important pieces of a traditional First Nation culture. These old ones carry the history and knowledge of the people. They carry the stories. Nipin and the Rocks is one of the stories. Long ago a Cree grandfather called Mosom was the keeper of the storytelling rocks. Each rock represented a particular story handed down to him by his Elder. During the telling of the creation story a young boy called Nipin sat in the circle with Mosom and others.
Hook Up by author Kim Firmston is an edgy teen novel for reluctant readers in the SideStreets Series from James Lorimer and Company Publishers. Cody Manywounds is a Tsuu T'ina teen who believes his life and schooling are all on track. His gets good grades and his plans include university. Some minor issues in the past involving some friends is now resolved and Cody knows he has a hot girlfriend and life is good. But when Cody receives the text message that announces his girlfriend's pregnancy his whole world is now upside down.
A Stranger at Home: A True Story is the sequel to the novel Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton. This 124-illustrated chapter book joins Margaret upon her return to her family from spending two years at residential school. Margaret is full of anticipation and joy but suddenly comes to grips with the fact that her mother no longer recognizes her ten-year old daughter with short hair and looking taller and thinner. This initial reluctance by her mother is countered by the loving embrace from her father.
Shkimma and Sam is a brief 21-page illustrated story about having a second chance as a youth finds the true meaning of the Seven Grandfather Teachings from an Elder named Sam. Ojibwe artist James Mishibinijima wrote and illustrated this story about an angry boy named Shkimma whose very name indicated that he was always getting angry. Sitting beside a peaceful bay the boy met the Elder as the older man was out for a walk. The Elder asked the boy why he was not attending school with his friends.
Rabbit and Bear Paws Sacred Seven is a new picture book series created by Chad Solomon, Tanya Leary, and Christopher Meyer. The seven picture books contain the characters, 12-year-old Rabbit, 10-year-old Bear Paws, and 11-year-old Strawberry, developed by Chad Solomon in his The Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws graphic novel offerings. This new selection contains seven stand alone titles each one based on one of the Seven Grandfather Teachings: Courage, Honesty, Humility, Love, Respect, Truth, and Wisdom.
Seven-year-old Cedar lives in a big city with her mom and travels to the Georgian Bay area of Ontario to stay with her dad’s family on the reserve every summer. She receives some valuable gifts during her summer visits. This charming and descriptive story teaches the core traditional First Nation cultural values (Seven Grandfather Teachings) in a contemporary setting. It portrays the strong ties that exist within First Nation families and communities.