Friday, October 7, 2022

Wi’kipatmu’k Mi’kmawey

Stop by the CEC library and check out the following graphic novels during Mi’kmaq History Month.

Borders
by Thomas King and Natasha Donovan
Borders is a masterfully told story of a boy and his mother whose road trip is thwarted at the border when they identify their citizenship as Blackfoot. Refusing to identify as either American or Canadian first bars their entry into the US, and then their return into Canada. In the limbo between countries, they find power in their connection to their identity and to each other.” -Amazon

If I Go Missing
by Brianna Jonnie, Neal Shannacappo, et al.
“Combining graphic fiction and non-fiction, this young adult graphic novel serves as a window into one of the unique dangers of being an Indigenous teen in Canada today.” -Amazon

Secret Path
by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire
“Secret Path is a ten song digital download album by Gord Downie with a graphic novel by illustrator Jeff Lemire that tells the story of Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack, a twelve-year-old boy who died in flight from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School fifty years ago.” -Amazon


This Place: 150 Years Retold 
by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, et al.
“Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.” -WorldCat