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Where Did You Get Your Moccasins?

By Bernelda Wheeler
Illustrated by Herman Bekkering
Imprint: HighWater Press

Categories: Children's Fiction, Indigenous, Clothing & Dress, New Experience, Diversity & Multicultural
Big Ideas: Aspects of Indigenous Cultures, Traditional Clothing, Contemporary Setting, Diverse and Inclusive Representation, Identity

Interest Age: 3–5
Grade: p–k
Reading Level: Fountas & Pinnell N, Lexile® Framework for Reading: AD360L
Paperback : 9781553796619, 24 pages, September 2016
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553798651, 24 pages, August 2019
Ebook (EPUB) : 9781553798668, 24 pages, August 2019
Ebook (Mobi) : 9781553798675, 24 pages, August 2019
Ebook (Mobi) - Unavailable

A beloved Indigenous classic recommended by Debbie Reese and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC).


When a boy wears his new moccasins to a city school, his classmates want to know all about them. As the boy answers his classmate’s questions, readers learn who Kookum is, where leather comes from, and how leather is traditionally prepared for moccasins. But where did the beads come from?

Share this book with beginning readers to practise the important pre-reading concepts of rhythm and repetition.



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