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I Like Who I Am

By Tara White
Illustrated by Lee Claremont

Celina is a young Mohawk girl who moves to her mother's home reserve. She is teased by her classmates who tell her that she is not Mohawk and does not belong because she has blond hair and blue eyes. Celina starts to believe her classmates and decides not to dance at an upcoming ... Read more

I Spy

By Allison Maher

font face="Arial, Helvetica" size=-1>Fifteen-year-old Andrew has cool parents: his mother_s job is to discover and test electronic surveillance gear and covert law enforcement equipment; while his father is an environmental biologist and cook. What vaults Andrew and his family ... Read more

Jenneli's Dance

By Elizabeth Denny
Illustrated by Christopher Auchter

Jenneli is a young girl who feels that she is nothing special until she learns about the Métis Red River Jig from Grandma Lucee. One day Grandma Lucee enters Jenneli into the jigging contest, and Jenneli is both horrified and excited. With Grandma Lucee's love and support, ... Read more

Jimmy Tames Horses

By Garry Gottfriedson
Illustrated by Mary Longman
Edited by Paul Seesequasis

Jimmy Tames Horses is a story about a little boy from the city who tries to fit in with his cousins who have always lived on the Kamloops Indian Reserve. Throughout the summer Jimmy works with a colt, overcoming initial fears and eventually becoming a famous horse breaker.

Just a Walk

By Jordan Wheeler
Illustrated by Christopher Auchter

A young boy named Chuck goes for a simple walk that turns into a day of crazy adventures. Chuck encounters animals, fish and birds that lead him on a wild journey throughout their habitats.

Jordan Wheeler's whimsical rhyming will capture the young readers attention and Chuck's ... Read more

Keeshig and the Ojibwe Pterodactyls

By Keeshig Spade & Celeste Pedri-Spade
Illustrated by Robert Spade

On a hot summer day, a young Anishinabe boy visits the shores of Gitchee Gumee with his mother. Nanaboozhoo, their teacher, is before them, presenting himself as a mass of land that stretches across the horizon. As they visit, Keeshig tells his mother about what he calls "the ... Read more

Kou-Skelowh/We are the People

Illustrated by Barbara Marchand

A collection of original legends told in a strong rhythmic language, this new revised edition of Kou-Skelowh/We Are the People features the Okanagan language and uses stories to teach readers about the values of sharing, self-sacrifice and reverence for life in all forms.

Lightfinder

By Aaron Paquette
Illustrated by Aaron Paquette

Lightfinder is a YA fantasy novel about Aisling, a young Cree woman who sets out into the wilderness with her Kokum (grandmother), Aunty and two young men she barely knows. They have to find and rescue her runaway younger brother, Eric. Along the way she learns that the legends ... Read more

Mayuk the Grizzly Bear

By Sechelt Nation
Illustrated by Charlie Craigan

These traditional teaching legends come straight from the oral traditions of the Sechelt Nation. Simple enough to be understood by young children, yet compelling enough for adults, they are gentle, beautifully presented cautionary tales. You'll want to read them again and again ... Read more

Meennunyakaa / Blueberry Patch

By Jennifer Leason
Translated by Norman Chartrand

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 ... Read more