Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk, Alexandria Neonakis (Illustrations)

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published November 1st 2014 by Inhabit Media
Source: Library

Honestly, I don’t have much to say except: This book is splendid and you should all read it/get it. The art is out of this world and the song is beautiful. The love of nature, the rhythm of the world, is expressed here in the most beautiful of words. Readers also get a glimpse of the natural creatures held sacred by the First Nations/Native American peoples. This is such a gorgeous book that I have read it a dozen times already. Highly recommended.

Goodnight World

Goodnight World

It’s never too early to introduce children to fantastic Aboriginal art, culture and traditions! Goodnight World is a beautiful baby book that’s brimming with colour and life, and is perfect for sharing with the little ones in your life. This beautiful board book is a perfect bedtime read for families with young children. Little ones can […]

March: Indigenous Literature: An Introduction

Welcome to March! When we planned out this year’s monthly themes, Indigenous Literature was one of the first (possibly the first) themes we proposed and (vocally and) unanimously agreed upon. The word Indigenous within a Canadian context encompasses First Nations and Inuit and Métis peoples. Indigenous Literature in North America was once almost exclusively written by white settlers, […]

God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems (Asiya Haque Mystery #1) – Ishara Deen

God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems (Asiya Haque Mystery #1) – Ishara Deen

Paperback, 236 pages Published January 15th 2017 by Deeya Publishing Inc. Source: Author First, it is not often you get a WOC face forward on books meant for kids. Yes, even illustrated WOC are either in silhouette or turned away from the front for reasons I don’t know. And for Muslim women? Hell, being on […]

2017 LGBTQ YA Releases

2017 LGBTQ YA Releases

I’ll be honest – this month’s romance theme is a tough one for me. I don’t typically read a lot of YA or MG, and there isn’t usually that much romance in picture books. However – when I’m not singing songs with toddlers, I’m one of the co-chairs of the BC Library Association’s LGBTQ Interest Group. […]

Yash Recommends: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

Yash Recommends: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

Franklin Starlight is called to visit his father, Eldon. He’s sixteen years old and has had the most fleeting of relationships with the man. The rare moments they’ve shared haunt and trouble Frank, but he answers the call, a son’s duty to a father. He finds Eldon decimated after years of drinking, dying of liver […]

Steph Recommends: Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager

Steph Recommends: Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager

Hardcover, 368 pages Published March 8th 2016 by Candlewick Press Source: Library “Stories don’t end,” he says. “They just turn into new beginnings.” So many things have occurred in the past week that I feel like an utterly new person sitting down to write about this book. I feel a certain responsibility to talk about […]