As we speak is the discharge day of Nibi’s Water Song written by Sunshine Tenasco and illustrated by Chief Girl Hen. An ideal read-aloud that addresses the vital subject of fresh water with full of life illustrations, Nibi’s Water Track is a good begin for these wishing to begin a dialog about activism with younger readers.
When Nibi, an Indigenous woman, turns the faucet in her home, solely mucky brown water comes out. That begins her on a seek for clear water to drink. Although she should face polluted rivers, unfriendly neighbors, and her personal non permanent discouragement, Nibi’s joyful vitality turns into a catalyst for change and motion as her group rallies round her to make clear consuming water obtainable for all.
The hopeful tone and full of life read-aloud high quality of the textual content open the door to conversations and motion with younger youngsters, whereas the distinctive, pleasant paintings conveys the themes of vitality, resistance, and resilience. The phrase “Nibi” means “water” within the Anishinaabe language, and Nibi’s Water Track is as refreshing and revitalizing as its protagonist’s title.
Watch creator Sunshine Tenasco as she talks about Nibi’s Water Track and the struggle for clear water:
Reward for Nibi’s Water Track:
“One gutsy woman leads the way in which.” —Kirkus Opinions
“The compelling narrative with its accompanying illustrations explains the struggle for clear water in easy and relatable phrases, making this an amazing first buy.” —College Library Journal
“Nibi’s arc educates readers concerning the lack of potable water in lots of Indigenous communities whereas encouraging youngsters to talk out about conservation points.”—Publishers Weekly
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Sunshine Tenasco is Anishinaabe from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec, Canada. She is a mother of 4 children and a clear water activist. A portion of the earnings from her handmade beadwork pendants go to a basis that strives for a greater atmosphere for all. She additionally conducts workshops the place she teaches beadwork and talks concerning the realities Indigenous individuals face in Canada, notably round water entry. Nibi’s Water Track is her first e book. Go to her web site at herbraids.com.
Chief Girl Hen is a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist from Rama First Nation and Moose Deer Level First Nation. The primary artist to create an emoji for Twitter for Indigenous Peoples Day/Indigenous Historical past Month, she makes use of digital illustration, mixed-media work, avenue artwork/murals, and community-based workshops to middle up to date truths and envision Indigenous Futurisms. You will discover her on-line as @chiefladybird.