Category Archives: New Titles

Two New Indigenous Graphic Novels for Teens that Hit Close to Home

Leaves aren’t the only things dropping this season! Two highly anticipated young adult graphic novels are making their way down the pipeline this fall. Both releases will capture the attention of teens and adults alike by shedding light on resonant, real-life issues with stories told through the eyes of complex Indigenous protagonists. Taking off from […]

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What Does Two Spirit Mean?

This fall brings the new school year and new books. In Surviving the City, readers connected with Indigenous teens Dez and Miikwan in a story about kinship, resilience, cultural resurgence, and the anguish of a missing loved one. This October, Dez and Miikwan return in From the Roots Up, Volume 2 in the Surviving the […]

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Step into Learning Indigenous Languages with Children’s Books

Children’s books are a beginner-friendly and engaging way to learn a new language. We’ve put together a list of children’s books that introduce Indigenous languages, celebrate language revitalization, and are fun for kids. These books are appropriate for read-aloud or independent reading. Extend the exploration with the whole family using the ideas following each book!  […]

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Audiobooks Roundup

Are you heading back to the office? Catch up on your summer reading list during your daily commute! Find the audiobooks below on our website, or through your favourite audiobook app.  The Reckoner Trilogy Author: David A. Robertson Narrated by: Malcolm Sparrow-Crawford Do you know a superhero fan looking for a great origin story? Narrated […]

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Creator Roundup: When We Were Alone Swampy Cree Edition

We spoke with the creators of When We Were Alone, author David A. Robertson and illustrator Julie Flett, about the upcoming release of the When We Were Alone Swampy Cree Edition. This edition includes the text in English, Swampy Cree syllabics, and Swampy Cree Roman orthography.   Read to learn more about the inspiration behind […]

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Siha Tooskin Knows Series: Interview with Authors Charlene Bearhead and Wilson Bearhead

Charlene Bearhead and Wilson Bearhead are the authors of the Siha Tooskin Knows series. Eleven-year-old Siha Tooskin (Paul) is a Nakota boy who is learning about his identity and developing a sense of cultural responsibility in a contemporary, urban setting. The series is illustrated by multi-talented artist Chloe Bluebird Mustooch. Read our interview with Charlene […]

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Interview with Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson) – Mothers of Xsan for Earth Day

Growing up in the strong matrilineal society of the Gitxsan, Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D.Huson) developed a passion for the culture, land, and politics of his people, and a desire to share their knowledge and stories. In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we spoke with this award-winning author and educator. In our interview with […]

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I Will See You Again: A Conversation with Lisa Boivin

Lisa Boivin is a member of the Deninu Kue First Nation, an interdisciplinary artist, and a PhD student at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.  While her artistic focus is primarily to use art as a pedagogical tool to bridge gaps between aspects of Indigenous cultures and worldviews and […]

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A Conversation with Faye Brownlie

Over the last several decades, Faye Brownlie has been an educator, a reading clinician, an author, and a keynote speaker. In January 2005, her expertise in literacy education and inclusive learning led her to write her acclaimed book, Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: A Unique Approach to Literature Circles. With its focus on engaging learners and […]

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Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses: Faye Brownlie on What’s New in the 2nd Edition

All kids should have the opportunity to fall in love with reading. Faye Brownlie’s acclaimed guide, Grand Conversations, Thoughtful Responses, has offered teachers a powerful set of tools for engaging young readers since its release in 2005. Now, the second edition is almost here, and it’s filled with new strategies and updated tools for today’s […]

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