Forever Our Home / kâkikê kîkinaw

  • Translated by: Jean Okimasis
    Illustrated By: Carla Joseph
  • Pages:32
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:Indigenous heritage, land stewardship, reconciliation, Traditional Territory, Prairies
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  • Available:05/16/2023
  • Lexile:AD530L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:N
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“This solemn and serene volume should be considered a first purchase. Essential for most collections, and with its wildlife-centric art, it’s also a perfect read-aloud for Earth Day.”—School Library Journal, starred review

A lullaby of reconciliation and reclamation, celebrating the ancestral relationship between Indigenous children and the land that is forever their home.

Under glowing morning sun and silvery winter moon, from speckled frogs croaking in spring to summer fields painted with fireweed, this meditative lullaby introduces little ones to the plants and animals of the Prairies and the Plains.

Written in both Plains Cree and English and featuring stunning artwork by celebrated artist Carla Joseph, Forever Our Home / kâkikê kîkinaw is a beautiful and gentle song about our spiritual connection to the land.

★“This solemn and serene volume should be considered a first purchase. Essential for most collections, and with its wildlife-centric art, it’s also a perfect read-aloud for Earth Day.”
– School Library Journal, starred review
“Extends its essence to all Indigenous children...Depicts expanses of breathtakingly beautiful landscapes in all the seasons.”
– Booklist
"A tender hymn to the prairie in all seasons...Uplifting and joyous."
– Kirkus Reviews

“Simple yet profound…This picture book is a celebration of a Native people’s journey and the interconnection we all have with the natural world that surrounds us.”

– Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2023  |  Commended