Illustrated by :Gabrielle Grimard ,
Translated by :Dolores Sand ,
Translated by :Gayle Weenie
Imprint:Second Story Press - Toronto
Form detail:Trade, Picture book, Adhesive bound
Audience:Juvenile: Age (years) 6 - 9, Grade (CAN) 1 - 3, Grade (US) 1 - 3, Reading age 6 - 9
Dimensions:8.5in x 8.5 x 0.3 in | 100 gr
Page Count:28 pages
Melanie Florence is a Cree/Scottish writer whose books have won several awards. Her book Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuk to Play in the NHL was chosen as an Honor Book by The American Indian Library Association. Her first picture book, Missing Nimama, won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. She is also the author of Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools. Melanie lives with her husband and two children in Toronto. Contributor Website
Gabrielle Grimard uses various media to research and create the illustrations for a book, but her favorite aspect will always be color. She uses mainly watercolors, gouache and oil. She adds a touch of wooden pencil for the details. She has illustrated dozens of books and has been nominated for several awards. She lives near Sherbrooke, Quebec. Contributor Website
Dolores Sand is a Plains Cree language speaker from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan.
Gayle Weenie is a Plains Cree language speaker from Sweetgrass First Nation, Saskatchewan.
"Stolen Words / kimotinaniwiw itwewina" recognizes the pain of those whose culture and language were taken from them, and reveals how that pain is passed down, and how healing can also be shared -- making it a unique and unreservedly recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library bilingual picture book collections for children." - Children's Bookwatch: The Bilingual Shelf