Orca Indigenous through December 2019

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    9781459816251 Electronic book text JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 0 - 2, Grade (CAN) from P - P, Grade (US) from P - P On Sale Date: October 01, 2019
    $4.99 CAD Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      This beautiful photographic board book was written in thanks. Award-winning author Richard Van Camp wanted to express his gratitude for all that surrounds him and his family. The strength of their connections, the nature that provides for them, the love that is endless. Complemented by photos from photographers who celebrate their own gratefulness on the collective blog tea&bannock, the simple verse in May We Have Enough to Share is the perfect way to start or end your little one's days in gratitude.
      Bio
      Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Tlicho Dene Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. A graduate of the En'owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria's BFA in Creative Writing program and the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, Richard is the author of over twenty books in just about every genre. His novel The Lesser Blessed is now a movie with First Generation Films. For more information, visit richardvancamp.com. Follow him on social media @richardvancamp.
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    Series: schchechmala children's series
    Blueberry Patch / Mayabeekamneeboon Dual language (English & Anishinaabemowin) Jennifer Leason Canada, Norman Chartrand
    9781926886589 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from 1 - 3, Reading age from 6 - 8 Publication Date: September 24, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.25 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Theytus Books
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      Based in Duck Bay, Manitoba, in the 1940s, an Elder shares his experience of packing up to go out to collect blueberries, a traditional gathering that took place every summer. He describes the journey and landscape with humor and such vivid imagery that readers will see themselves there with him, boarding the trail of wagons from surrounding communities and heading east toward the blueberry patch. The Elder's stories offer a journey back in time and are complemented by images of fields of plump blueberries, tall green grass, bannock baking over an open fire, clear freshwater streams and the tents the people slept in.

      Written in English and Anishinaabemowin.
      Bio
      Jennifer Leason self-identifies as Saulteaux–Métis Anishinaabek. Her maternal Indigenous roots are from Duck Bay, Pine Creek First Nation and Camperville, Manitoba; her paternal Ukrainian-Norwegian roots are in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan. She is the mother of two children. Jennifer is an advocate for women and for Indigenous communities, and she teaches at the University of British Columbia. She holds a PhD (2017), an MA (IGS), and a BA in psychology. Jennifer is a member of the Pine Creek Indian Band in Camperville, Manitoba.

      Norman Chartrand is Saulteaux–Métis Anishinaabek. He is Jennifer's great-uncle and the son of Elise Beauchamp and Arthur Jacque (Jimmy) Chartrand. Elise Beauchamp was the daughter of Philoméne Klyne and Jean Beauchamp. Julia Brass was the daughter of Julia McLeod of Pelly and George Brass. Jean Beauchamp was the son of Nancy Chartrand and Joseph Beauchamp. His ancestors come from the Riding Mountain territory in Manitoba. He is a member of the Pine Creek Indian Band in Camperville, Manitoba.
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        An oral history and recollection of blueberry picking in the 1940's Manitoba Unfortunately,
        speaking Saulteaux and traditional cultural practices such as community blueberry picking have been disrupted by colonialism, especially the local residential and day school ran by Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Camperville, Manitoba.
        This book is an oral history that aims to document, preserve and revitalize local Saulteaux
        culture and language, while also entertaining and capturing the audience through a short story and vivid imagery.
        Jennifer Leason's current research project has just received a CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) New Investigator’s Award in Maternal-Child and Reproductive Health.
        Jennifer is an advocate for women, and for Indigenous communities.

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    Series: schchechmala children's series
    Sus You / The Bear's Medicine Dual language (English & Dakelh) Clayton Gauthier Canada, Danny Alexis, Theresa Austin
    9781926886572 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Grade (CAN) from 1 - 3, Grade (US) from 1 - 3, Reading age from 6 - 8 Publication Date: September 24, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.25 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Theytus Books
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      A mother bear shares with her cubs how to be grateful for all they have in the natural world. The Bear's Medicine shows the interconnectedness of all things in the world they live in and how each season brings changes and blessings for the bears. It is a story of a mother's love for her children as she teaches them how to survive.

      Written in English and Dakelh.
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      Clayton Gauthier has apprenticed under the artist Peter George, a Wet'suwet'en master carver. He has also completed murals and carvings for the community of Prince George, British Columbia. Clayton works with youth in the school district and in his home community to share art and storytelling. He is a multimedia artist whose skills include drawing, painting, carving, drum and rattle making, logos, mirror etching, tattoos, graphic art and murals.



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        The book highlights the connection of animals and the environment.
        This is a dual-language book with text in the Dahlek language and English.
        The book is a great introduction to how the natural world supports life.
        The book is easy for children to understand connections in the natural world.

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    Picking Up the Pieces Residential School Memories and the Making of the Witness Blanket Carey Newman Canada, Kirstie Hudson
    9781459819955 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies Publication Date: September 10, 2019
    $39.95 CAD 10.75 x 10 x 0.25 in | 180 pages Carton Quantity: 9 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      Picking Up the Pieces tells the story of the making of the Witness Blanket, a living work of art conceived and created by Indigenous artist Carey Newman. It includes hundreds of items collected from residential schools across Canada, everything from bricks, photos and letters to hockey skates, dolls and braids. Every object tells a story.

      Carey takes the reader on a journey from the initial idea behind the Witness Blanket to the challenges in making it work to its completion. The story is told through the objects and the Survivors who donated them to the project. At every step in this important journey for children and adults alike, Carey is a guide, sharing his process and motivation behind the art. It's a very personal project. Carey's father is a residential school Survivor. Like the Blanket itself, Picking Up the Pieces calls on readers of all ages to bear witness to the residential school experience, a tragic piece of Canada’s history.
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      Carey Newman or Hayalthkin'geme is a multidisciplinary artist and master carver. Through his father he is Kwakwaka'wakw from the Kukwekum, Giiksam, and WaWalaby'ie clans of Fort Rupert, and Coast Salish from Cheam of the Stó:lo Nation along the upper Fraser Valley. Through his mother he is English, Irish, and Scottish. In his artistic practice he strives to highlight Indigenous, social or environmental issues. Carey was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 2017 and was named to the Order of British Columbia in 2018. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit witnessblanket.ca.

      Kirstie Hudson is an editor and writer in Victoria, British Columbia. She worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for eighteen years at stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Prince Rupert and Victoria. In her award-winning career as a journalist, Kirstie's work has been recognized with a Jack Webster Award, Radio Television Digital News Association awards and an international Gabriel Award. Over the years she has covered hundreds of stories, including the making of the Witness Blanket. As an instructor at the University of Victoria and Royal Roads University, Kirstie shared her love of storytelling with students in writing, communications and journalism.
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        The Witness Blanket is a living piece of art, with contributions continuing to come in from every residential school in Canada.
        The Witness Blanket is a national monument to recognize the atrocities of the Indian residential school era, honor the children and symbolize ongoing reconciliation. Picking Up the Pieces calls on readers of all ages to witness the residential school experience, a tragic part of Canada’s history.
        Blankets have significance in both of Carey Newman’s Nations of origin—Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish.
        The Witness Blanket toured across Canada from January 2015 to May 2018. After almost four years of touring, it will soon become a permanent exhibition at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
        This timely book offers an opportunity for people who were unable to see the Blanket when it was on tour to engage with this important artwork. The book includes a section on Truth and Reconciliation, with interviews from Survivors, that is straightforward and straight from the heart.
        Many of the interviews with Survivors come from a companion documentary, Picking Up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket (Media One Multimedia, 2015).
        Carey Newman has been an artist all his life—he learned from his father and was exhibiting by the time he was 12. In 1996 Carey and his family opened the Blue Raven Gallery in Sooke, British Columbia.

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        An image of the Witness Blanket in its entirety is printed on the inside of the dust jacket
        Postcard promoting the book
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      "Picking Up the Pieces is both a crucial record of history and an outstanding assertion of love and community. The story behind the creation of the powerful Witness Blanket project is one of great care and consideration, with residential school Survivors and their families at the centre. By sharing his own family's connection to a brutal and shameful part of Canadian history, renowned artist Carey Newman brilliantly guides us through the meticulous and thoughtful process of creating one of the most important pieces of art to exist in this country. I had the privilege of experiencing the Witness Blanket on its tour, and it was a poignant moment that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Reading how it all came together is yet another vital experience. Like the Witness Blanket itself, Picking Up the Pieces will educate and enlighten Canadians for generations to come. It's a must-read for anyone seeking to understand Canada's residential-school saga. Most importantly, it's a touchstone of community for those survivors and their families still on the path to healing."
      "Picking up the Pieces is in its own way as powerful as the Blanket itself. In the stories connected to each item, collected from residential schools in every province and territory, Carey has found a profound but gentle, loving way to teach readers about our shared history. The respect with which he treats these items and the powerful stories enfolded within them allows us to move from understanding to acceptance to a shared, deep sadness. Carey’s contributions to reconciliation are monumental and will help educate all Canadians as we move through this difficult period of growth and on to a healthy shared future."
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    Legends and Teachings of Xeel's, the Creator 3rd edition Dr. Ellen Rice White Canada, Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald
    9781926886558 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies Publication Date: May 28, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 5 x 7 x 0.5 in | 200 pages Carton Quantity: 60 Canadian Rights: Y Theytus Books
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      Legends and Teachings of Xeel's, the Creator is the final book by celebrated Indigenous educator Ellen White. She died in 2018 at the age of ninety-four. White was a cultural knowledge keeper, author, linguist, herbalist, healer, traditional midwife, political activist and advocate who spent her life seeking knowledge and understanding to help peoples and nations better understand themselves and each other. She was invested into the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada for her many accomplishments. Her last book features an exciting collection of short stories: "The Creator and the Flea Lady," "The Boy Who Became a Killer Whale," "The Sockeye that Became a Rainbow" and "The Marriage of the Seagull and the Crow." Each story is accompanied by a discussion piece that provides cultural context and questions for the reader to consider.
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      Dr. Ellen White - Kwulasulwut was a celebrated educator, author, storyteller and medicine woman who believed education is the key to social change and community building. Fittingly, this Snuneymuxw Elder was known as Kwulasulwut, which translates as "many stars." She was raised by her grandmother on a small Gulf Island outside the residential-school-system catchment. She was taught traditional Coast Salish spirituality and medicine and started to learn midwifery at a young age, at a time when other Indigenous children were being separated from their culture.

      Member of the Stó:lo Nation, Dr. Jo-ann Archibald - Q’um Q’um Xiiem is described as a visionary and an agent of change, and is nationally recognized for creating culturally relevant teacher education and graduate programs for Aboriginal students. During her career of more than 40 years, her work transformed the learning landscape through curriculum and program development, policy, teaching and research.
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        Author was made a member of the Order of Canada in December 2016 for her work as an elder and community leader and her efforts to preserve the Hul’qumi’num language. In 2011, she was invested in the Order of B.C. In 2006, she received an honorary doctorate from what is now Vancouver Island University, where she was the first elder-in-residence and helped establish a First Nations program.
        Ellen White’s teachings and writings are sought for naming and ceremony traditions and have helped inform treaty negotiations and pipeline environmental assessment. White campaigned successfully to get electricity onto her reserve, to establish schools closer to the reserve and to establish a substance-abuse rehabilitation facility and the Friendship Centre in Nanaimo.
        White worked in the school system to bring cultural education to students through traditional teachings, Hul’qumi’num language lessons, dance, stories, foods and lectures. She published books of Coast Salish stories in English. She also wrote about native plants and created one of the first English-Hul’qumi’num dictionaries.
        White worked with the Nanaimo museum on First Nations artifacts. She spent 10 years lecturing native students in summer programs at the University of British Columbia, and was named Nanaimo’s Woman of the Year and Mother of the Year.

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    Inconvenient Skin / nayêhtâwan wasakay Dual language (English & Cree) Shane L. Koyczan Canada, Joseph M. Sánchez Canada, Jim Logan, Kent Monkman, Nadya Kwandibens
    9781926886510 Hardcover POETRY / Native American Publication Date: May 28, 2019
    $29.95 CAD 8.5 x 8.5 x 0.25 in | 80 pages Carton Quantity: 34 Canadian Rights: Y Theytus Books
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      Inconvenient Skin challenges how reconciliation has become a contested buzzword filled with promises and good intentions but rarely any meaningful follow-through. While Canada's history is filled with darkness, these poems aim to unpack that history to clean the wounds so the nation can finally heal. Powerful and thought-provoking, this collection will draw you in and make you reconsider Canada's colonial legacy. The cover features the art of Kent Monkman, and the interior features work by Joseph Sanchez, a member of the Indian Group of Seven.

      Written in English and Cree.
      Bio
      Shane Koyczan writer, poet, spoken word artist, and has performed around the globe at universities and at music and literary festivals. His writing and performance is vital, witty and sincere: he reaches the hearts of his audiences with his powerful verses and has brought the Canadian spoken word movement to the international stage.

      Joseph M. Sánchez is a leader in Indigenous and Chicano arts since the 1970s, Joseph has worked with hundreds of artists creating work, developing exhibitions, and advocating for the rights of minority artists, most importantly with the Professional Native Indian Artists (Native Group of Seven). A spiritual surrealist, Joseph's work is sensual and dreamlike, provocative and thought-inducing.

      Jim Logan was born in 1955 in New Westminster, British Columbia and studied at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson, BC. Logan's humor and affection for his culture is tempered by a concern for the restoration of identity and self-awareness within First Nations communities.

      Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who is well known for his provocative reinterpretations of romantic North American landscapes in a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation. His glamorous gender fluid alter-ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle reverses the colonial gaze, upending received notions of history and Indigenous people.

      Nadya Kwandibens is Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) from the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is a self-taught portrait and events photographer and has travelled extensively across Canada for over 10 years. Nadya's photography has been exhibited in group and solo shows across Canada and the United States.
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        Shane performed at the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, where an audience of more than 1 billion people worldwide heard his piece We Are More.
        He is most famous for the anti-bullying poem To This Day which has over 20 million views on YouTube.
        He has published three books: Stickboy, Our Deathbeds Will Be Thirsty and Visiting Hours, selected by both The Guardian and The Globe and Mail for their Best Books of the Year lists.
        Shane's video of Incovenient Skin features the voices of Tanya Tagaq and Kym Gouchie.

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    Series: schchechmala children's series
    Neekna and Chemai 3rd edition Jeannette Armstrong Canada, Barbara Marchand
    9781926886435 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Grade (CAN) from 4 - 7, Grade (US) from 4 - 7, Reading age from 9 - 12 Publication Date: May 28, 2019
    $14.95 CAD 5 x 7 x 0.13 in | 52 pages Carton Quantity: 180 Canadian Rights: Y Theytus Books
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      Neekna and Chemai are two little girls growing up in the Okanagan Valley in the time before European contact. Through these two friends, we learn about the seasonal life patterns of the Okanagan First Peoples. The girls spend time with Great-Grandmother, who tells them about important ceremonies, and they gather plants with Neekna's grandmother. Grandmother explains how bitterroot came to be an important food source, and why the people give a special ceremony of thanks at its harvest. Grandmother also tells the story of how a woman was changed to a rock to watch over the Okanagan Valley. Neekna understands how important it is that she has received the knowledge passed down for generations, from great-grandmother to grandmother to mother.
      Bio
      Jeannette Armstrong is a Canadian classic author and an award-winning Indigenous leader.

      Barbara Marchand is a published author and editor and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books. Her credits include Kou-Skelowh/We are the People: A Trilogy of Okanagan Legends (new bilingual edition). She lives in the Okanagan region of British Columbia.
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        Learn about the seasonal life patterns of the Okanagan people.
        Okanagan traditions and creation stories are shared.
        Jeannette Armstrong has deftly created a world for children to enter and better understand her peoples history pre-contact.
        Armstrong's main goal in writing is to educate young people about Native culture and history.
        Both educator and protector, Jeannette Armstrong is a professor of Indigenous Studies and a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Philosophy. Her research into Indigenous philosophies and Okanagan Syilx thought and environmental ethics that are coded into Syilx literature has been recognized locally and globally, and she serves as an active member of the Okanagan Nation Alliance and the En’owkin Centre.

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    The Girl and the Wolf Katherena Vermette Canada, Julie Flett Canada
    9781926886541 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Grade (CAN) from P - K, Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 3 - 5 Publication Date: February 05, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.38 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 38 Canadian Rights: Y Theytus Books
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      While picking berries with her mother, a little girl wanders too far into the woods. When she realizes she is lost, she begins to panic. A large grey wolf makes a sudden appearance between some distant trees. Using his sense of smell, he determines where she came from and decides to help her. Through a series of questions from the wolf, the little girl realizes she had the knowledge and skill to navigate herself—she just needed to remember that those abilities were there all along.
      Bio

      Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer of poetry, fiction and children's literature. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses' Company), won the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for English Poetry. Her first novel, The Break (House of Anansi), was shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. Her National Film Board film this river won the 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Short Documentary. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For more information, visit katherenavermette.com.

      Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet / Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L'alphabet di Michif. Julie is Cree-Métis and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit julieflett.com. Follow her on Twitter @julie_flett.


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        A little girl becomes lost in the woods and encounters a wolf. By asking her questions the wolf shows the girl she has the skill to find her own way home.

        Themes include independence, knowledge, trusting your instincts, and survial skills.

        An Indigenous twist on a classic wolf narrative (a la Little Red Riding Hood).

        Katherena Vermette wrote the bestselling and award-winning adult novel, The Break.

        The Break was a 2017 Canada Reads selection (CBC Radio One).

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      ★ "It's got a worthy message for any reader to enjoy, and Indigenous and First Nations readers will especially connect with characters who nourish traditional ways of knowing while existing in an active, contemporary present. A tale about knowledge, power, and trust that reminds readers we used to speak with animals and still do—it already feels like a classic."
      "What I like about this story so much is the way the wolf and girl demonstrate techniques for calming down to solve problems…The wolf also sets an example for parents; rather than solving the girl's problem for her, he provides support and assurance while encouraging her to apply her knowledge to a given situation."
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    Series: schchechmala children's series
    Zoe and the Fawn Catherine Jameson, Julie Flett Canada, Richard Armstrong Canada
    9781926886534 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Grade (CAN) from P - K, Grade (US) from P - K, Reading age from 3 - 5 Publication Date: February 05, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 8 x 8 x 0.38 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 38 Canadian Rights: Y Theytus Books
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      Zoe and her father are delighted to come across a fawn in the forest. But the fawn is alone—where is its mother? Join Zoe on her quest for the deer, as she encounters animals and learns their Okanagan (syilx) names along the way.

      Repetition of phrased questions will enhance success for beginning readers while creating a playful rhythm for young listeners.

      This sweet story is by Catherine Jameson, a mother who studied Children's Fiction Writing at the En'owkin Centre's Indigenous Creative Writing Graduate Program.
      Bio
      Catherine Jameson is Secwépemc-syilx (Okanagan). She lives in Penticton, British Columbia. This is her first book.

      Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet / Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L'alphabet di Michif. Julie is Cree-Métis and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit julieflett.com. Follow her on Twitter @julie_flett.

      Richard Armstrong, syilx traditional knowledge/language specialist, offers syilx (Okanagan) translations for each of the animals in this story. He is from the Okanagan Nation.
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        Key Selling Points

        A young girl finds a lone fawn and with her father's help searches for its mother. Along the way she learns the Okanagan (syilx) names of the many woodland animals they encounter.

        Introduces young children to the Okanagan (syilx) language.

        Julie Flett has won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize three times and won the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature in 2017.

        The paperback edition of Zoe and the Fawn won the Moonbeam Children's Book Award, Bronze in 2007.

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      "Jameson has crafted a quiet tale of father-daughter togetherness using simple vocabulary, a good use of repetition, and a gentle storytelling tone. Flett's earth-toned illustrations neatly complement the author's style of writing…A lovely father-daughter idyll."
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    Kiss by Kiss / Ocêtôwina A Counting Book for Families Dual language (English & Plains Cree) Richard Van Camp Canada, Mary Cardinal Collins Canada
    9781459816213 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Grade (CAN) exact P, Grade (US) exact P, Reading age from 0 - 2 Publication Date: September 18, 2018
    $9.95 CAD 7 x 7 x 0.5 in | 26 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Orca Book Publishers
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      One kiss, two kiss, three kiss, four! So many kisses and so many more. From bestselling author Richard Van Camp comes a delightful counting book that honors families and can be used to praise your little ones as they learn to count. Ten kisses from your sweet baby might not be enough to get you through this adorable book, so you'll just have to read it over and over!

      Orca Book Publishers is pleased to offer this book as a dual-language (English/Plains Cree) edition.
      Bio
      Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Tlicho Dene Nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. A graduate of the En'owkin International School of Writing, the University of Victoria's BFA in Creative Writing program and the MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia, Richard is the author of over twenty books in just about every genre, including Little You and Welcome Song for Baby. His novel The Lesser Blessed is now a movie with First Generation Films. For more information, visit richardvancamp.com. Follow him on social media @richardvancamp.

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      "Delightful…Underlines the special bond between and among family members."
      "Whether readers have brown skin or light skin, are mothers, fathers, or elders, this book is 'as welcome as the light from the sun,' as Van Camp's text aptly puts it. A wonderful expression of love and welcome song of hope manifested in a book about counting kisses."
      "This is one of those books you'll want to give to lots of people…Van Camp gives us so much…Highly recommended. Get a copy. You'll see. It is a delight!"

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