Six Micmac Stories copublished by Nimbus Publishing and the Nova Scotia Museum contains six traditional legends retold with precision by anthropologist Ruth Holmes Whitehead. The stories pay particular attention to the original intent and teachings that accompany each story. Whitehead has taken original sources such as Silas Rand and fragments of the similar story to portray as accurately as possible the Mi'kmaq stories passed down through the oral tradition.
Mwakwa Talks to the Loon: A Cree Story for Children is an award-winning children's picture book written and illustrated by Sakaw Cree (Woodland Cree) educator Dale Auger. The story tells about a long ago hunter, proud of his hunting skills and his reputation as a provider, that he began to enjoy the praise so much that he stopped hunting. As the people grew hungry, the hunter decided that his skills were so great that he could find food anytime. He didn't realize that he had lost his special gift and no longer knew where to locate the animals.
Yamozha and His Beaver Wife (Yamoózha Eyits'o Wets'ékeé Tsá) published by Theytus in cooperation with the Yellowknife Catholic Schools offers young readers an opportunity to hear and see a retelling of a traditional Dogrib legend in English and the Weledeh dialect of Dogrib. The original telling by Vital Thomas is recorded here in book and CD formats that tell a story about the geographical landmarks of the Dene People.
Procrastination: Deal With It All in Good Time is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines the ideas about procrastination and perfection, the problems these can cause, and how to deal with conflicts and stress from procrastination. The book defines the issue of delaying doing a task, the idea of trying to be perfect, and how to deal with the procrastinator, the perfectionist, and the witness.
Money: Deal With It or Pay the Price is one of the titles in the Deal With It Series created to assist adolescents with everyday conflicts in their lives and promotes peaceful resolution. This title examines money and personal finances, how wealth or lack of it can lead to problems, and how to deal with conflicts over money. The topics covered include the definition of money as it relates to adolescents and their families, the myths about money, and issues surrounding entitlement, power and wealth.
Joseph Brant: Leader and Protector is one of the titles in the Reaching Readers, Canadian Biographies series published by Pearson Education. This biography is written for the Guided Reading Level X-Y and the DRA Level 60. This brief biography of Mohawk leader Joseph Brant provides basic information about his family and upbringing. His role in the American Revolution is detailed and his leadership role is profiled. With archival images, maps, and information sidebars, the author has delivered a fairly accurate picture of the man and his times.
Susan Aglukark: Arctic Rose is one of the titles in the Reaching Readers, Canadian Biographies series published by Pearson Education. This biography is written for the Guided Reading Level Q-R and the DRA Level 40. This brief biography details Susan's remarkable life as an Inuk woman singer and songwriter. With limited text and the use of photographs, maps, and information boxes, the author celebrates the life and work of one of Canada's most important entertainers. Susan Aglukark takes pride in her role model designation.
OUT OF PRINT March Toward Thunder is a moving historical novel by Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac that features 15-year old Louis, an Abenaki youth from Canada. He is recruited to fight for the northern Irish Brigade during the American Civil War. While living in New York with his mother 15-year-old Nolette seeks adventure, a paycheque, and an end to slavery. The army seems like a good choice. Here Louis finds other frightened youth on the long summer march to Virginia. He discovers there is no actual war heroes or bad guys just a dirty business, as one sergeant puts it.
The Truth About Nibbles is a Families-Read-Together format book developed by Ningwakwe Learning Press to encourage family literacy. Written by well-known author Lenore Keeshig-Tobias this book offers parents, caregivers, educators an opportunity to read aloud to children. The dual text offers opportunities for the child to read text designed for their reading level LBS level 2 and the smaller font text is designed for adult literacy reading in LBS level 5. The story revolves around a student classroom and their pet hamster named Nibbles.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher The Star People: A Lakota Story was written and illustrated by Lakota artist and storyteller S. D. Nelson. Nelson draws on traditional teachings about the stars as well as family traditions as he recounts a moving story about two Lakota children and their unique relationship with their grandmother. One day long ago, older sister and her younger brother were out exploring around their camp site. The two children delight in the environment and all the wonders of the clouds.