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Children's Fiction Native American

Go Show the World

A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes

by (author) Wab Kinew

illustrated by Joe Morse

Publisher
Tundra
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Category
Native American, Native Canadian, General
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780735262928
    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
    List Price
    $21.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4

Description

"We are a people who matter." Inspired by President Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing, Go Show the World is a tribute to historic and modern-day Indigenous heroes, featuring important figures such as Tecumseh, Sacagawea and former NASA astronaut John Herrington.

Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Wab Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book, illustrated by the acclaimed Joe Morse. Including figures such as Crazy Horse, Net-no-kwa, former NASA astronaut John Herrington and Canadian NHL goalie Carey Price, Go Show the World showcases a diverse group of Indigenous people in the US and Canada, both the more well known and the not- so-widely recognized. Individually, their stories, though briefly touched on, are inspiring; collectively, they empower the reader with this message: "We are people who matter, yes, it's true; now let's show the world what people who matter can do."

About the authors

Wab Kinew's profile page

Joe Morse is an award-winning illustrator and artist. His work has graced everything from billboards in England to coins in Canada. He directs the Illustration Degree program at Sheridan Institute outside of Toronto. Joe lives in Toronto with his wife, the illustrator/designer Lorraine Tuson, and their 2 children.

Joe Morse's profile page

Awards

  • Nominated, Silver Birch Prize
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award
  • Winner, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards
  • Short-listed, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Literary Awards - Children's Literature - Illustration

Editorial Reviews

One of New York Public Library’s Best Books for Kids 2018
One of Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Book Covers of 2018
One of Montreal Gazette's Best Books to Give Kids for the Holidays
One of The Colours of Us' 50 Best Multicultural Books
PRAISE FOR Go Show the World:

“This book is inspiring for all children in showing us how these heroes have triumphed over adversity, and is highly recommended to have at home and in the library.” --Highly Recommended, Canadian Children’s Book News

“It is a call to action and a message of hope for the Indigenous community, as well as a lesson to all readers of the valuable contributions made by American and Canadian Indigenous peoples. . . . This book is highly recommended for personal, school and private libraries.” --Highly Recommended, Resource Links

“Kinew quashes stereotypes and provides readers with both historical and contemporary examples of diverse American and Canadian Indigenous leaders. . . . Go Show the World, a powerful and uplifting book, belongs in every school library.” --CM Magazine
“The book’s message, repeated throughout, still resonates.” --Booklist
"A beautiful celebration of Indigenous excellence." --Kirkus Reviews
"The reverberation of the central theme—you matter—and the gorgeous illustrations will resonate with readers" --School Library Connection
“Kinew . . .  underlines the key idea that "we are people who matter./Yes, it’s true./ Now let’s show the world what people who matter can do."” --Publishers Weekly

“This is a forever book; one that the child can grow with from the youngest age[.]”--Windspeaker

“[H]ighlights true stories relevant to Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, showing examples of strength and resilience, overcoming adversity, pride, and success to inspire children of all backgrounds.” --Teacher Librarian

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