April is always an exciting time for us. We have many new titles in development to help you in the classroom, with several being released in the coming months. We’re excited to share this list of spring releases with you!
by David A. Robertson
The final installment of David A. Robertson’s The Reckoner trilogy will be available next month and will offer up an exciting conclusion to this popular young adult series.
Wounded Sky has been quarantined and Mihko Laboratories—the research facility that was working to manufacture and weaponize the illness that had previously plagued the community—has reopened. Cole Harper is dead, Reynold McCabe is alive and free, people are missing, and questions remain: what deal did Eva strike with Choch, and who will finally defeat Mihko and Reynold before time runs out?
by KC Adams
“Indeed, the potential lasting impact of this collection can’t be underestimated; this is socially engaged art at its best.”
— Kirkus Reviews
You might recognize the photographs from KC Adams’s Perception: A Photo Series, which first appeared around Winnipeg in bus shelters, on billboards, and projected onto Winnipeg’s downtown buildings.
Created to confront common stereotypes facing Indigenous people, this book is suitable for grades 9-12 as a tool to start a conversation about the harmful effects of racism. It is a title in the Debwe series and features a foreword by Katherena Vermette, author of The Break and the A Girl Called Echo series, as well as a critical essay by Cathy Mattes, Associate Professor of the Visual and Aboriginal Art Department at Brandon University.
“As Adams shows through this incredible exhibition of faces and feelings, we are beautiful, whole, and complex peoples irreducible to stereotypes and slander.”
— Romeo Saganash (Cree, father, activist, and dreamer)
If you’d like to know more about KC Adams, check out this blog post.
by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, Chelsea Vowel
Illustrated by Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, GMB Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Ryan Howe, Andrew Lodwick, Jen Storm
Colour by Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk
This Place: 150 Years Retold is a powerful, groundbreaking graphic novel anthology that explores the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators.. It’s an enthralling journey through magic realism, empowerment, psychic battles, and time travel.
With ten stories by different authors and illustrators, this one-of-a-kind work may reshape what you think you know about Canada.
“…breathtaking comics anthology…this mix of powerful storytelling and memorable illustrations is a place to begin a dialogue with Indigenous peoples in Canada.”
—The Globe and Mail
Check out this blog post to see the writers featured in the book!
Catch a Fire: Fuelling Inquiry and Passion Through Project-Based Learning
edited by Matt Henderson
Educators: we have a few titles just for you this month! This book will inspire, challenge, and engage you—and transform your teaching and learning.
Catch a Fire is described in the preface as a “book for all educators”. Each chapter is written by a different teacher and not only reflects on the how of project-based learning, but more importantly, on the what and the why. They offer insight into how connecting with learners, honouring their experiences, and promoting deep and rich questioning can be the path to impactful projects and learning.
“…an impressive book written by and for a range of practitioners that show how Project Based Learning can be used in all sorts of environments with all learners. This is a very handy book for educators interested in refining their project-based learning chops.”
– Elliot Washore, Ed.D., co-founder Big Picture Learning
Senior author: Jennifer Lawson
Get ready, educators! Hands-On Science: An Inquiry Approach is the only resource you need for your science classroom. These newly released books, intended for grades K–2, completely match the redesigned science curriculum for British Columbia.
Grounded in the Know-Do-Understand model, First Peoples knowledge and perspectives, and student-driven scientific inquiry, this custom-written resource emphasizes Core Competencies to help students engage in deeper and lifelong learning. Develop students’ Curricular Competencies as they explore science through hands-on activities that foster a deep understanding of the Big Ideas.
This series is one of the most comprehensive resources out there—just pick it up and use it, which makes planning a breeze.
Would you like to know more? Take a peek at the video here:
Find these titles and more at the following conferences this spring. Drop by our exhibit—we would love to meet you!
- MRA Adolescent Literary Conference
- Ottawa Carleton ETFO/FEEO Professional Development Day
- First Nations Schools Association Conference (FNSA)
- Alberta Library Association Conference (ALA)
- Calgary Expo
- Prairie Comic Festival
- Toronto Comics Art Festival
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