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The First Day

A Story of Courage

By Katherena Vermette
Illustrated by Irene Kuziw
Categories: Children's Fiction, Values & Virtues, School & Education, Native Canadian, Boys & Men
Series: The Seven Teachings Stories
Imprint: HighWater Press

Interest Age: 3–5
Grade: k–4
Reading Level: Lexile 500L
Paperback : 9781553795216, 24 pages, November 2014
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553798224, 24 pages, January 2019
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781553798231, 24 pages, October 2018
Ebook (MobiPocket) : 9781553798248, 24 pages, January 2019
Ebook (MobiPocket) - Unavailable


Makwa has to go to a new school . .. and he doesn't want to go. How will he face his first day? The Seven Teaching of the Anishinaabe -- love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth -- are revealed in these seven stories for children. Set in an urban landscape with Indigenous children as the central characters, these stories about home and family will look familiar to all young readers.