Illustrated by :Scott B. Henderson ,
Illustrated by :Donovan Yaciuk
Audience:Young Adult : Age (years) 12 - 99, Grade (US) 8 - 12
Dimensions:254 x 165.1 x 3.3 mm | 140 gr
Page Count:48 pages
Illustrations:full colour throughout
Step back in time to 1885 with volume three of the award-winning A Girl Called Echo graphic novel series, written by bestselling author Katherena Vermette.
Echo Desjardins just can't stop slipping back and forth in time.
In Northwest Resistance, Echo travels to 1885, a period of turmoil. The bison are gone, settlers from the East are arriving daily, and the Métis and First Nations of the Northwest face hunger and uncertainty as their traditional way of life is threatened. The Canadian government has ignored their petitions, but hope rises when Louis Riel returns to help. However, battles between Canadian forces and the Métis and their allies lead to defeat at Batoche. Through it all, Echo gains new perspectives about where she came from and what the future may hold.
katherena vermette (she/her/hers) is a Red River Métis (Michif) writer from Treaty 1 territory, the heart of the Métis Nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
In 2013, her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses’ Company) won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Since then, her work has garnered awards and critical accolades across genres. Her novels The Break (House of Anansi) and The Strangers (Hamish Hamilton) were both national best sellers and won multiple literary awards.
She is the author of numerous other bestselling titles, including the A Girl Called Echo series (HighWater Press) and the Seven Teachings Stories series (HighWater Press).
Scott B. Henderson (he/him/his) is author/artist of the sci-fi/fantasy comic The Chronicles of Era and has illustrated select titles in the Tales From Big Spirit series, as well as the A Girl Called Echo, The Reckoner Rises, and 7 Generations series. He is also the artist for AIYLA Honour Book Fire Starters, Eisner Award–nominee A Blanket of Butterflies, and select stories in This Place: 150 Years Retold. In 2016, he was the recipient of the C4 Central Canada Comic Con Storyteller Award. Find Scott on social media with @ouroboros09.
Since 1998, Donovan Yaciuk (he/him/his) has coloured books published by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse comics, and HighWater Press including the A Girl Called Echo and The Reckoner Rises series, as well as select stories in This Place: 150 Years Retold. Donovan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the University of Manitoba and began his career as a part of the legendary, now-defunct Digital Chameleon colouring studio. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with his wife and two daughters.
Selected for the Junior Top 10 reading list - Loan Stars
Among CBC Books' Best Canadian Comics of 2020- CBC Books
Henderson’s lifelike illustrations are striking and filled with raw emotion. Yaciuk’s infused colour-work further elevates this historical account. This is a well-conceived story, which links the past to the present. A tremendous way for teens to learn history - Mighty Village
This book, along with so many others that HighWater Press publishes, [is] fantastic. The melding of history and fantasy that focus on Own Voices is something the publisher does beautifully. - The Tiny Activist
If you are a Canadian history nerd like me, check out the third volume of A Girl Called Echo. A graphic novel that tells the story of the Northwest Resistance, while continuing Echo’s journey in modern day Winnipeg. - Ellen Bees, Books for a Beautiful World
Among Best Books for Kids & Teens, a starred selection of exceptional caliber- The Canadian Children's Book Centre
Among AICL's Best Books of 2020- American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL)
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