Betty

Illustrated By: Scott B. Henderson

Helen Betty Osborne, known as Betty to her friends and family, dreamed of becoming a teacher. She moved to The Pas, Manitoba, to attend high school. On November 13, 1971, Betty was abducted and brutally murdered by four young men. Initially met with silence and indifference, her tragic murder resonates loudly today. This is her story.

Amik Loves School

Illustrated By: Irene Kuziw

Amik loves going to school, but when he shares this with his grandfather, he finds out Moshoom attended residential school. It sounds very different from Amik's school, so Amik has an idea…

A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.

Misaabe's Stories

Illustrated By: Irene Kuziw

When Misaabe’s stories go too far, he must learn how to be honest and authentic with his friends.

An Anishinaabe child shares his talent for storytelling and learns to embrace his insecurities in this relatable story. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.

What is Truth, Betsy?

Illustrated By: Irene Kuziw

When her class learns about the teaching Truth, Miskwaadesi doesn’t understand and asks her teacher for help. In this thoughtful story, an Anishinaabe girl explores the meaning of Truth and what she knows is true about the world she lives in. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.

The Just Right Gift

Illustrated By: Irene Kuziw

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.

Singing Sisters

Illustrated By: Irene Kuziw

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.

The First Day

Illustrated By: Irene Kuziw

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.

Kode's Quest(ion)

Illustrated By: Irene Kuziw

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.

Powwow Counting in Cree

Illustrated By: Melinda Josie

This unique counting book introduces children to numbers one to ten in Cree. Discover vibrant illustrations on every page that reflect the rich culture and traditions of the Cree people. Through rhyme, rhythm, and powwow imagery, this book makes language learning a joyful experience for young readers.

The Gift Is in the Making

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.

7 Generations

Illustrated By: Scott B. Henderson

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.

Manitowapow

Beginning with traditional writing systems, Manitowapow shares diverse Indigenous perspectives and histories, from the late 1700s through to the present day in what is now Manitoba. Discover works by historically significant figures, well-known writers, contemporary leaders, storytellers and Knowledge Keepers, and vibrant new voices.

Achieving Aboriginal Student Success

Using Anishinaabe teachings as a model, this book will help you infuse Indigenous perspectives into your curriculum, as well as teach to the specific needs of Indigenous students. Find best practices for classroom management, assessment tools, suggestions for connecting with local Indigenous communities, and much more!

In Search of April Raintree

Powerless in a broken system, sisters April and Cheryl are separated and placed in different foster homes. Despite the distance, they remain close, even as their decisions threaten to divide them emotionally, culturally, and geographically. As one sister embraces her Métis identity, the other tries to leave it behind.