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Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know
Niibing, dgwaagig, bboong, mnookmig dbaadjigaade maanpii mzin’igning / A Book about the Seasons
By (author): Brittany Luby Illustrated by: Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley Translated by: Alvin Ted Corbiere Translated by: Alan Corbiere
Brittany Luby ,

Illustrated by :

Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley ,

Translated by :

Alvin Ted Corbiere ,

Translated by :

Alan Corbiere

ISBN:

9781773063263

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Printed dust jacket
Hardcover , Printed dust jacket
English, Ojibwa

Audience:

Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (CAN) P - 2, Grade (US) P - 2
Mar 01, 2021
$18.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 8.75 x 0.7 in | 0.88 lb

Page Count:

44 pages
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Canada / Indigenous
 
Governor General’s Literary Awards for Young People’s Literature — Illustrated Books 2021, Short-listed Cooperative Children’s Book Center Book of the Week 2021, Commended
  • Short Description

An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem.

An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem.

In this lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings.

We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers.

Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley have created a book inspired by childhood memories of time spent with Knowledge Keepers, observing and living in relationship with the natural world in the place they call home — the northern reaches of Anishinaabewaking, around the Great Lakes.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4
Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5
Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

•       Contributes to the growing body of First Nations children’s literature, currently in high
demand in schools across North America.

•      Presents flora and fauna (including plants, fungi, animals, insects) that are indigenous to North America as well as astronomical features (sun, moon, Northern Lights, etc.) that can be seen through the seasons.

•      Debut picture book for illustrator Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley, whose work is contemporary while being steeped in the Woodland art tradition. Joshua is also currently working on a picture book for HarperCollins in the US.

•      Text is bilingual — in Anishinaabemowin and English — encouraging broader knowledge and use of this First Nation language.

•       A rich and original contribution to the many existing children’s books about the seasons.

Brittany Luby, of Anishinaabe descent, was raised on Treaty #3 Lands in what is now known as northwestern Ontario. She is an assistant professor of history at the University of Guelph and an award-winning researcher who seeks to stimulate public discussion of Indigenous issues through her work. Her debut picture book, Encounter, illustrated by Michaela Goade, received wide acclaim. Brittany currently lives on Dish with One Spoon Territory.

Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley is an Ojibwe woodland artist and a member of Wasauksing First Nation. His work aims to reclaim and promote traditional Ojibwe stories and teachings in a contemporary woodland style. He works mainly in acrylics, digital illustration and screen-printing, and has had several solo art exhibitions across Turtle Island. This is his first picture book. Joshua spends his time living between Vancouver and Wasauksing First Nation.

Alvin Ted Corbiere and Alan Corbiere, father and son, are Anishinaabe from M’Chigeeng First Nation. Alvin’s first language is Anishinaabemowin, aka Ojibwe, and Alan is learning it as a second language. They collaborate to produce curricular materials in Anishinaabemowin for learners of all ages. Alan Corbiere is an assistant professor of Indigenous history at York University in Toronto.

Alvin Ted Corbiere and Alan Corbiere, father and son, are Anishinaabe from M’Chigeeng First Nation. Alvin’s first language is Anishinaabemowin, aka Ojibwe, and Alan is learning it as a second language. They collaborate to produce curricular materials in Anishinaabemowin for learners of all ages. Alan Corbiere is an assistant professor of Indigenous history at York University in Toronto.

Praise for author Brittany Luby and illustrator Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley for This Is How I Know:

Finalist Governor General’s Literary Awards for Young People’s Literature — Illustrated Books, 2021

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Book of the Week

AICL's Best Books of 2021

School Library Journal Best Picture Books of the Year, 2021

Apple Books Best Books of the Year, 2021

New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, 2021

NCTE Notable Poetry List, 2022

Canadian Children's Book Centre Favourite Books of the Year, 2021

Toronto Public Library First and Best, 2021

CBC Books Best Canadian Picture Books of 2021

"Inviting readers into a beloved locale, this book is recommended for all picture book collections, especially those seeking more titles highlighting Indigenous people, their languages, and their artwork." — School Library Journal, starred review

“Luby subtly shows that asking how a child knows a season has changed … creates a more personalized, meaningful learning experience.” — Quill & Quire, starred review

"A warmhearted depiction of the seasons and intergenerational closeness." — Horn Book

“Highly recommended for home, school and public libraries as a lovely story, but also as an introduction to Indigenous worldview and the Anishinaabemowin language.” — Canadian Children’s Book News

“Brittany Luby’s (Anishinaabe) exceptional text is perfectly complemented by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley’s (Ojibwe) gorgeous art.” — Cooperative Children’s Book Center

“In this lyrical, bilingual story, a grandmother’s knowledge reveals wonders.” — Kirkus Reviews

“[A] triumph of art, literal and graphic.” — CanLit for Little Canadians

""[H]ighly recommended for being a simple and charming tool to teach and learn about various forms of Indigenous knowledge: language, artwork, and traditional ways of learning and knowing." — CM Review of Materials

"A powerful story that models how to build love and respect for the land and environment." — Toronto Star

“[B]oth a celebration of the seasons and a close look at the natural world.” — Globe & Mail

"The story reveals the love they have for nature and for each other." — Calgary Herald

"[D]istinct, clean lines and appealing use of colour." — Postmedia

"Aimed at younger readers but a pleasant read for anyone." — Windspeaker

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Praise for author Brittany Luby and illustrator Michaela Goade for Encounter:

“An uplifting, #ownvoices vision for what could have been and what we are responsible for now.” — Kirkus Reviews

“... needs to be shared.” ? School Library Connection, starred review

“The author, Brittany Luby, is of Anishinaabe descent and the illustrator, Michaela Goade, is Tlingit. Together they have created a standout.” ? New York Times Book Review

“Eye-catching illustrations and a low-key but thought-provoking story could stimulate group sharing about ways we interact with people from other cultures.” ? Booklist

Inviting readers into a beloved locale, this book is recommended for all picture book collections, especially those seeking more titles highlighting Indigenous people, their languages, and their artwork. STARRED REVIEW

- School Library Journal

Luby subtly shows that asking how a child knows a season has changed … creates a more personalized, meaningful learning experience. STARRED REVIEW

- Quill & Quire

A warmhearted depiction of the seasons and intergenerational closeness.

- Horn Book

Highly recommended for home, school and public libraries as a lovely story, but also as an introduction to Indigenous worldview and the Anishinaabemowin language.

- Canadian Children’s Book News

Brittany Luby’s (Anishinaabe) exceptional text is perfectly complemented by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley’s (Ojibwe) gorgeous art.

- Cooperative Children’s Book Center

In this lyrical, bilingual story, a grandmother’s knowledge reveals wonders.

- Kirkus Reviews

[A] triumph of art, literal and graphic.

- CanLit for Little Canadians

[H]ighly recommended for being a simple and charming tool to teach and learn about various forms of Indigenous knowledge: language, artwork, and traditional ways of learning and knowing.

- CM Review of Materials

A powerful story that models how to build love and respect for the land and environment.

- Toronto Star

[B]oth a celebration of the seasons and a close look at the natural world.

- Globe & Mail

The story reveals the love they have for nature and for each other.

- Calgary Herald

[D]istinct, clean lines and appealing use of colour.

- Postmedia

Aimed at younger readers but a pleasant read for anyone.

- Windspeaker

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