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We Are Water Protectors
By (author): Carole Lindstrom Illustrated by: Michaela Goade
Carole Lindstrom ,

Illustrated by :

Michaela Goade

ISBN:

9781250203557

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book
Hardcover , Picture book
English

Audience:

Children/juvenile: Interest age, years 3 - 6
Mar 17, 2020
Print Run: 50000
$24.50 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

10.25in x 10.39 x 0.41 in | 480 gr

Page Count:

40 pages
Roaring Brook Press
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Native American
 
Shelf Awareness Best Books of the Year 2020, Long-listed Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year 2020, Long-listed Caldecott Medal Winner 2021, Winner NPR Best Book of the Year 2020, Long-listed School Library Best Books of the Year 2020, Long-listed NYPL Best Books of the Year 2020, Long-listed Kirkus Prize Finalists 2020, Short-listed Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winner 2021, Winner

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
#1 New York Times Bestseller

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America,We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption
a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.

Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .

When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth
And poison her people’s water, one young water protector
Takes a stand to defend Earth’s most sacred resource.

Carole Lindstrom is Anishinabe/Métis and is a proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe Indians. She was born and raised in Nebraska and currently makes her home in Maryland. She is the author ofWe Are Water Protectors andGirls Dance, Boys Fiddle. carolelindstrom.com

Michaela Goadeis a Caldecotte Medal-winning illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Juneau, Alaska, where she was also raised. Forever inspired by the coastal wilds of Southeast Alaska, she works to capture its magic and honor its vibrant cultures. Michaela is from the Raven moiety and Kiks.ádi Clan from Sitka, Alaska. She is the illustrator ofWe Are WaterProtectors,I Sang You Down from the Moon,Encounter, andRaven & the Tide Lady. michaelagoade.com

- 2021 Caldecott Medal Winner

- starred review from Booklist
- starred review from Kirkus
- starred review from Publishers Weekly
- 50k print run
- Rep Pick

Rep pick: 
A gorgeous, lyrical picture book about the importance of protecting our water and our land. —Jenny Enriquez

"Powerful....Goade’s illustrations combine a mystical mood with the lovely fierceness of a child seeking justice." —The New York Times

*"This book will both educate and inspire youth." —School Library Journal

*"In this tribute to Native resilience, Indigenous author-and-illustrator team Lindstrom and Goade invite readers to stand up for environmental justice. An inspiring call to action for all who care about our interconnected planet."—starred review,Kirkus Reviews

*"
Goade’s watercolor illustrations fill the spreads with streaming ribbons of water, cosmic backdrops, and lush natural landscapes.... Lindstrom’s spare, poetic text flows with the “river’s rhythm." Written in response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, famously protested by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe—and others—these pages carry grief, but it is overshadowed by hope in what is an unapologetic call to action." —starred review,Booklist

*"Observation is not enough, the book communicates: action is necessary... A passionate call for environmental stewardship." —starred review,Publishers Weekly

*
"A gorgeous and empowering picture book with an urgent environmental plea." —starred review,BookPage

"
Flowing words by Carole Lindstrom and lush art by Michaela Goade appear in immaculate synchronicity on every page ofWe Are Water Protectors."—Shelf Awareness

"...beautifully composed." —Horn Book

"This book celebrates indigenous-led movements to protect our planet's water. With gorgeous illustrations, it gives readers a sense of our connectivity." —Romper.com

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