Tag Archives: HighWater Press

How to Write a Book: How Does Publishing Work?, Part One 

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 […]

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Books About Anxiety and Mental Health for Kids in Grades K–12

David A. Robertson’s YA trilogy, The Reckoner, follows Cole Harper, a teen superhero in the making who struggles with an anxiety disorder, and later, PTSD. Cole’s struggles are familiar to David, who has also been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.  “You feel like there’s no one else who could possibly understand what’s going on in […]

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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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Enjoy the View (Inside)!

Savour one last excursion before the summer ends! Take a virtual tour and view inside two upcoming graphic novels that explore the experiences of Indigenous teenagers. Enjoy this sneak peek into Breakdown and From the Roots Up.   Retrieve your boarding pass and read the excerpts by downloading the following pdf. Enjoy_View_Inside_Breakdown_RootsUp(2) Once you’ve had […]

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Authentic Indigenous Content for Ages 13–18

With the new school year just around the corner, we’ve heard from teachers like you looking to include Indigenous perspectives in your curriculum. Grades 7–12 are tumultuous years for all students, and a time when kids are especially vulnerable to bias. These titles help Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth process tough concepts while offering a more […]

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You are invited to Enjoy the View (Inside)!

Looking for an exciting journey this summer? Take a tour with Siha Tooskin and Enjoy the View (Inside)! Join Siha Tooskin (Paul) as he explores his identity and develops a sense of cultural responsibility through the teachings, practices, and values of his Nakota family.  View eight excerpts from the new Siha Tooskin Knows series for […]

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 Dig Into These Indigenous Books for Your Summer Reading List

Looking for some great books to read this summer? Dig into one of our summer reads! We have compiled a summer reading list here for you with Own Voice stories perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Want to enhance your reading experience? We have included opportunities to “Dig Deeper” with each selection.   Indigenous Books […]

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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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Teacher Guides to Help Lead Classroom Discussions

Did you know several of our titles have accompanying teacher guides? You can use these guides to ensure heavier topics are hitting the right mark with your students or simply to help plan your lessons. Some even include curriculum correlation charts! If you’re a little nervous about discussing Indigenous issues in your classroom, these resources […]

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How Do Graphic Novels Get Made? The Making of “Northwest Resistance”

Echo sketch

Northwest Resistance is the third volume in the graphic novel series A Girl Called Echo. Written by Katherena Vermette, with illustrations by Scott B. Henderson and colours by Donovan Yaciuk, Northwest Resistance follows thirteen-year-old Echo Desjardins, a Métis teen who finds herself slipping back and forth through time. As Echo drifts between the modern day […]

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