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9 beautiful children’s books by Indigenous writers to read – CBC Radio

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201869 Views

June is Indigenous Book Club Month and National Indigenous History Month in Canada. To mark this occasion, Métis writer Cherie Dimaline curated this list of nine children’s books by Indigenous writers and artists that are worth checking out.

Nicola I. Campbell is a powerful storyteller (you should go to a reading, trust me) and a unique voice. Passionately connected to her community, she works to preserve, protect and hand down her stories — and she does so while putting forth excellence in the craft. A Day with Yayah is one of those books parents are happy to read again and again to their children.

Winner of the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Award for children’s illustration, this heartwarming story of a grandmother explaining residential schools will bring you all the feels. It’s so beautiful and so gentle, and therein lies its transformative power. Julie Flett continues to dazzle with her highly original illustrations.

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