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2018/19 First Nation Communities Read: Aboriginal Literature Award- Children's

First Nations Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario.

Ages: 0-12


The Water Walker

Joanne Robertson

This is the story of a determined Ojibwe Grandmother (Nokomis) Josephine Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (Water).


When We Were Alone

David Robertson

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious.

My Heart Fills with Happiness

Monique Gray Smith

A free-spirited young girl shares the things that bring her joy. Simple, bold yet gorgeous depictions of Indigenous life are perfect even for infants.
Also Available in eBook

The Cloud Artist

Sherri Maret

Leona, a little Choctaw girl, is the first cloud painter to be born in generations. A traveling man comes to town and invites the little cloud artist to join the carnival, and Leona must decide what kind of artist she is meant to be.

Akilak's Adventure

Deborah Kigjugalik Webster

When Akilak must travel a great distance to another camp to gather food, she's not sure she will be able to make it. But with help from her grandmother's spirit, and her own imagination, Akilak manages to turn a long journey into an adventure!

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