Yearly Archives: 2021

Language, Land, and Sustainability: An interview with Nicola I. Campbell and Carrielynn Victor

Described by The Globe and Mail as an “evocative book that poetically explores how important it is for us to see ourselves as part of the land,” Stand Like a Cedar takes readers on a journey in the natural landscapes of British Columbia. Through their work, author Nicola I. Campbell and illustrator Carrielynn Victor share lessons […]

Selling the Story: How Does Publishing Work?, Part Five

Every book passes through many hands before arriving at your local bookstore or library. We’ve developed a six-part series, How Does Publishing Work?, to shed light on a book’s journey to publication. From developing stories and characters, to editing and illustration, through to the publishing and marketing stage, this series takes a look at all […]

EDUCATION AND ACTION. INDIGENOUS TEACHINGS FOR STUDENTS ON EARTH DAY

Written by Serge Desrosiers Earth Day is April 22 and many educators like you will be celebrating by engaging with their students on the importance of environmental protection. To help you celebrate Earth Day, we have put together a selection of titles that share traditional knowledge from Indigenous communities across North America. By celebrating Indigenous […]

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IMMERSIVE HISTORY: BRINGING THE PAST TO THE PRESENT WITH AUTHOR KATHERENA VERMETTE AND ARTIST SCOTT B. HENDERSON

Written by Serge Desrosiers We spoke with author Katherena Vermette and illustrator Scott B. Henderson about what it takes to bring history alive in a book like Road Allowance Era. Coming out at the end of April, the fourth and final entry in the A Girl Called Echo series follows a Métis teenager gifted with […]

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International Women’s Day Author Roundup

At Portage & Main Press/HighWater Press, not only are we proud to collaborate with incredible, groundbreaking women authors, but we are honoured to share their incredible work. In recognition of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, keep reading to learn about some incredible women authors and their accomplishments. Sara Florence Davidson Sara Florence Davidson […]

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Learn About Métis History and Louis Riel With the A Girl Called Echo Series

If you live in Manitoba, Louis Riel Day is the third Monday in February. Louis Riel is a name that may be familiar to you for one reason or another, even if you live elsewhere in Canada. An important figure in both Métis and Manitoba history, Louis Riel features heavily in the A Girl Called […]

Captivating Through Artwork: How Does Publishing Work?, Part Four

Every book passes through many hands before arriving at your local bookstore or library. We’ve developed a six-part series, How Does Publishing Work?, to shed light on a book’s journey to publication. From developing stories and characters, to editing and illustration, through to the publishing and marketing stage, this series takes a look at all […]

New Own Voices Indigenous Books Coming Spring 2021

Nearly a month into 2021, we are looking forward to many things: the return of warmer temperatures, longer sunny days, and new book releases! Here is a preview of our upcoming Own Voices Indigenous books for kids and teens that we will be releasing this spring.  Whether you are looking for great books to share […]