Based on the author‘s own life as a mixed heritage Cree/Lakota/Scottish woman, this quiet novel follows a girl from childhood years to adult motherhood in British Columbia. Each short chapter has a teaching message about issues such as belonging, racism, alcoholism, self esteem, residential schools, the sixties scoop, and reconnecting to cultural traditions and spirituality. Wholesome #IndigenousLit, suitable for teens. #canadianauthor
In The Marrow Thieves, the Indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. Cherie Dimaline will be at #emwf18 to read from her powerful novel, which offers a cautionary tale that readers of all ages can learn from. bit.ly/2lzAYZR #canlit #YAlit #IndigenousLit
Tomson Highway wrote this delightful #diversepicturebook about a family's ice fishing expedition in dual text, Cree (his first language) and English. Brian Deines' luminous illustrations are full of life. Note the boy's braided hair, typical for contemporary Cree. #indigenouslit #nativebooks
Happy (slightly belated) birthday, Leslie Marmon Silko! Her books Ceremony & Almanac of the Dead are great looks at colonialism, racism, gender, & life as a Laguna Pueblo woman. 🏜
#bookishbirthdays #authorbirthdays #nativebooks #indigenouslit
👋🏼 Hi to all the Aussies on here! Happy #AustraliaDay! In light of Australia's colonial history, I compiled some books by Aboriginal authors for those interested in learning more about its indigenous stories and voices. I haven't read many of them since they aren't as widely available in the US, but I am changing that this year. ✊🏽
Any more great Australian #AboriginalBooks you recommend? I'd love more suggestions.