Migizi loves Gookom so much. He wants to give her a gift to cheer her up while she is in the hospital, but none of his ideas are quite right. In this touching story, a young boy tries to find the perfect gift to show his grandmother how much he cares. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
Ma’iingan loves to sing and her family loves to hear her beautiful voice. Her little sister wants to sing just like her. As rivalry erupts between the siblings, can Ma’iingan find the humility to share her talent with her sister? A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
Makwa’s family just moved to the city, and it’s his first day at a new school. He doesn’t know anybody, he doesn’t have any friends, and everything is so new and scary. Can Makwa find the courage to overcome his fears and enjoy his first day? A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
An Anishinaabe girl asks the wisest people she knows what respect means. Through their responses, Kode learns about the many ways we show respect for other people, for the environment, and for ourselves. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
The Gift Is in the Making retells previously published stories that bring to life Anishinaabeg values and teachings for a new generation. Readers are immersed in a world where all genders are respected, the tiniest being has influence in the world, and unconditional love binds families and communities to each other and their homeland.
In this compiled, full-colour edition of the 7 Generations series, Edwin must discover his family’s past if he is to have a future. Following one Plains Cree family over three centuries, 7 Generations explores the life of a young warrior, a smallpox epidemic, the residential school system, and intergenerational legacies.