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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Wiijibibamatoon Anangoonan/Runs with the Stars

by (author) Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O'Connor

illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko

translated by Kelvin Morrison

Publisher
Second Story Press
Initial publish date
May 2022
Category
Native Canadian, Multigenerational, Horses
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781772602203
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772602395
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $14.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
  • Reading age: 6 to 8

Description

Gaa ishi biitoowaawaad ji nltaginit mishtadimons, awe inini o'gikinoo'amawan noozisan o'nowen Anishinaabe mishtadimog gaa baabaayaapon noopaming omaa northwestern Ontario. Aabading mishtadimog gii baambatoowag bagwaji dash ge gii bagiji-ayaawag, aanawe apii mishoomis gwiiwizensiyit, wiinawaa gaga gii wenibaniwag. Noogom dash wiin o'ganawenimaan wiinigo wekwiinod, o'gaanawenimaani'gigwe mishtadimog ji bimaadiziwad waasa-nigaan aanike-bimaadiziwinang dash ji gikinoo'amawad wiin noozison owe zaagi'idiwin o'giwe ge ayaa'aag dash awesiinhwag.

About the authors

Darcy Whitecrow is Ojibwe and Dakota; he is a member of the Seine River First Nation band in Northwestern Ontario, where he lives. Darcy practices traditional lifestyles like trapping, fishing, and ricing, as well as traditional spirituality in both the Midewiwin and Sundance traditions. With his partner, Kim, they have started a non-profit, Grey Raven Ranch, where they have been raising and caring for the Ojibwe Horses for the last decade to help preserve the breed and the tradition of symbiotic interaction with the Ojibwe people.

 

Darcy Whitecrow's profile page

Heather M. O'Connor is an award-winning children's author and journalist based in Peterborough, Ontario. Her debut picture book Fast Friends (Scholastic Canada) won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, and was nominated for the Blue Spruce, Shining Willow, and IODE Jean Throop awards.

Heather's dual language picture book Runs with the Stars / WIIJIBIBAMATOON ANANGOONAN, coauthored with Darcy Whitecrow, tells the story of the Ojibwe Horse, the only Indigenous-bred horse in Canada.

She is also the author of YA soccer novel Betting Game and writes short stories, fantasy and historical fiction.

An enthusiastic speaker and teacher, Heather enjoys sharing her love of reading and writing with children, teens, and adults.

Heather M. O'Connor's profile page

Lenny Lishchenko is not a boy. She is an illustrator, graphic designer, and comic maker, who will never give up the chance to draw a good birch tree. Ukrainianborn and Canadian raised, she’s interested in telling stories that people remember years later, in the early mornings where everything is quiet and still. She’s worked with clients such as Lenny Letter, Power Athletics Ltd. Alberta Venture, and Rubicon Publishing, and is based out of Mississauga, Ontario.

 

Lenny Lishchenko's profile page

Kelvin Morrison (Kiitaabines) is from Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation in Northwestern Ontario, Wazhashk (muskrat) clan. He works as an Anishinaabemowin translator at Seven Generations Education Institute, translating books, videos, and short stories, as well as Elders’ stories and resource materials for daycares, schools, and communities. He enjoys creating tools so all can learn, understand, and hear how Anishinaabemowin sounds. He also works in the Knowledge Keepers Program offered by the Fort Frances Rainy River School Board, sharing stories, cultural knowledge, residential school experience, and teachings about the Land.

Kelvin Morrison's profile page

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