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Children's Fiction Native Canadian


The girl who became part fish

by (author) Willie Poll

illustrated by Bailey Macabre

Medicine Wheel Publishing
Initial publish date
May 2023
Native Canadian
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5


A young Indigenous water protector named Minnow goes on an underwater journey; learning from our ocean-living relatives. When she returns to the surface, she gathers her community to help make a change.This story is told in lyrical rhyme and helps children gain a better respect for Indigenous water and land protectors, the environment and world around them, and helps show children activism at an early age.

About the authors

Willie Poll is a proud Metis author from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, who who has spent the last ten years working in Indigenous education. She is very passionate about supporting Indigenous youth to reach their dreams and reclaim their power. Together We Drum, Our Hearts Beat as One is her first book.

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Editorial Reviews

"...a wonderful way to help children and adults understand specific issues that are going on in the world...great to see this and learn how to push back...has a great message." -Children's Literature, A CLCD Company

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