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Red River Resistance

By Katherena Vermette
Illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk
Categories: Young Adult Fiction, Coming Of Age, Canada, Aboriginal & Indigenous, Orphans & Foster Homes, Girls & Women, Prejudice & Racism, Action & Adventure
Series: A Girl Called Echo
Imprint: HighWater Press

Interest Age: 13–15
Grade: 7–9
Reading Level: Lexile HL590L
Paperback : 9781553797470, 48 pages, November 2018
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781553797654, 48 pages, February 2019
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553797661, 48 pages, February 2019

Description

Echo Desjardins is adjusting to her new home, finding friends, and learning about Métis history. She just can’t stop slipping back and forth in time. One ordinary afternoon in class, Echo finds herself transported to the banks of the Red River in the summer of 1869. All is not well in the territory as Canadian surveyors have arrived to change the face of territory, and Métis families, who have lived there for generations, are losing access to their land. As the Resistance takes hold, Echo fears for her friends and the future of her people in the Red River Valley.

Reviews

the historical content of Red River Resistance offers a valuable perspective on a critical event in western Canadian history. Teachers of Social Studies and Canadian History will find it a worthwhile supplemental resource, and adolescent readers who connected with Echo in Pemmican Wars will be interested to see how she is faring

- CM Association

Selected for The best Canadian comics of 2018

- CBC Books

Selected for the Best Books for Kids & Teens reading list

- The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)

this informative and captivating sequel to Pemmican Wars. .. seamlessly brings readers back into Echo’s time-traveling adventures as the teen travels to some of the most tumultuous moments in Canadian Indigenous history.

- Booklist

The more time I spend with this book, the more I appreciate the author's and the illustrator's & colorist's craft. ..Recommended

- Jean Mendoza