Picking up where Pemmican Wars left off, Red River Resistance sees Echo Desjardins adjusting to her new home, finding friends, and learning about Métis history. One ordinary afternoon in class, Echo finds herself transported through time to the banks of the Red River in the summer of 1869. All is not well in the territory, as Canadian surveyors have arrived and Métis families, who have lived there for generations, are losing access to their land. As the Resistance takes hold, Echo fears for her friends and the future of her people in the Red River Valley.
Red River Resistance is volume two in the graphic novel series, A Girl Called Echo, by Katherena Vermette, a Governor General Award–winning writer and author of The Seven Teaching Stories (HighWater Press).
The more time I spend with this book, the more I appreciate the author’s, the illustrator’s, [and] the colorist’s craft….Recommended
—Debbie Reese, AICL
Among Noteworthy Graphic Novels Sequels: Spring 2019
…this informative and captivating sequel to Pemmican Wars (2018),….seamlessly brings readers back into Echo’s time-traveling adventures as the teen travels to some of the most tumultuous moments in Canadian Indigenous history.
…the reader is left looking forward to [Echo’s] journey in…Vol. 3. [This book] would be [a] welcome addition to a secondary school library or classroom, or to an Indigenous Studies or Indigenous Literature curriculum.
—Bev Bellrose for Professionally Speaking
…the historical content of Red River Resistance offers a valuable perspective on a critical event in western Canadian history. Teachers of Social Studies and Canadian History will find it a worthwhile supplemental resource, and adolescent readers who connected with Echo in Pemmican Wars will be interested to see how she is faring…
—National Reading Campaign
Among Best Canadian Comics of 2018
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Selected for CCBC’s Best Books for Kids & Teens list