Monday, October 2, 2023

Wi’kipatmu’k Mi’kmawey

October is Mi’kmaq History Month. Visit the CEC library to check out our fiction titles by aboriginal authors.

A 16-year-old Lipan Apache girl from Texas and a cottonmouth person from the spirit world connect when both need help. -Summary
Life has been a struggle for Toby Goodman. Set in a small town in the 1990s, this is the story of a girl on the edge—of a breakdown, of family secrets, of learning who she really is. -Summary

“Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort. Now Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker.” -Amazon
A Texas Apache teen comes face-to-face with a cousin's ghost and vows to unmask the murderer. Elatsoe combines mystery, horror, noir, ancestral knowledge, and haunting illustrations. -Summary

"Taken from their families and sent to residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when released. The paths of the five crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission.” -WorldCat
When Louise's boyfriend mocks Native people she dumps him. She'd rather spend time working on the school newspaper. The paper's staff soon find themselves with a major story : the musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash. –Summary
“Saul Indian Horse is in trouble, and there seems to be only one way out. As he journeys his way back through his life as a northern Ojibway, from the horrors of residential school to his triumphs on the hockey rink, he must question everything he knows.” -WorldCat
“Inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Leroy nearly a hundred years earlier, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace Mimi’s long-lost uncle and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.” -Amazon
“When Will returns to Medicine River for his mother's funeral, he doesn't count on Harlen Bigbear and his brand of community planning. Harlen tries to sell Will on the idea of returning to Medicine River to open shop as the town's only Native photographer. Somehow, that's exactly what happens." WorldCat
Medicine Walk, a novel by Canadian First Nations author Richard Wagamese, relates the journey of 16-year-old Franklin Starlight and his dying, alcoholic father Eldon Starlight to find a burial site for Eldon at a place deep in the forest he remembers fondly from his youth. -Summary 
"The final novel from Richard Wagamese, the bestselling and beloved author of Indian Horse and Medicine Walk, centers on an abused woman on the run who finds refuge and then redemption on a farm run by an Indigenous man with wounds of his own.” –WorldCat
Reckoner; Book One
“When Cole Harper is compelled to return to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of shocking murders, a mysterious illness ravaging the residents, and re-emerging questions about Cole's role in the tragedy that drove him away 10 years ago.” -WorldCat

Reckoner; Book Two
"Cole is struggling to settle into life in Wounded Sky. He may have stopped a serial killer but the trouble is far from over. A creature lurks in the shadows of Blackwood Forest, the health clinic is on lockdown, and old secrets threaten to bubble to the surface. ” -WorldCat
Reckoner; Book Three
“Cole is dead. Reynold McCabe is alive and free. Mihko Laboratories has reopened the research facility and is working to manufacture and weaponize the virus that previously plagued Wounded Sky. People are dying. And time is running out.” -WorldCat
Misewa Saga; Book One
Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg. They each feel disconnected and struggle to fit in -- until they find a secret place, and a portal opens to another reality.

Misewa Saga; Book Two 
Home after their adventure in the Barren Grounds, Eli and Morgan struggle with personal issues--Eli is being bullied, while Morgan has questions regarding her birth mother. They turn to the place where they know they can learn the most, Misewa.
"In a world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream. The only people still able to dream are North America's indigenous population - and their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow, and dreams, means death for the unwilling donors.  – WorldCat 
The thrilling follow-up to the bestselling, award-winning novel The Marrow Thieves, about a dystopian world where the Indigenous people of North America are being hunted for their bone marrow and ability to dream. -Summary
From the bestselling author of The Break comes a staggering intergenerational saga that explores how connected we are, even when we’re no longer together—even when we’re forced apart. -Summary
A boy discovers his Native American heritage in this Depression-era tale of identity and friendship by the author of Code Talker -Summary

“Bugz is caught between two worlds. In the real world, she's a shy and self-conscious Indigenous teen who faces the stresses of teenage angst and life on the Rez. But in the virtual world, her alter ego is not just confident but dominant in a massively multiplayer video game universe. Feng is a teen boy who has been sent from China to live with his aunt, a doctor on the Rez, after his online activity suggests he may be developing extremist sympathies. Meeting each other in real life, as well as in the virtual world, Bugz and Feng immediately relate to each other as outsiders and as avid gamers.” -WorldCat