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We Are Water Protectors

(Caldecott Medal Winner)

March 17, 2020 | Children's hardcover
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Description

From author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Michaela Goade comes a New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Medal winning picture book that honors Indigenous-led movements across the world. Powerfully written and gorgeously illustrated, We Are Water Protectors, issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and curruption--inviting young readers everywhere to join the fight.

Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .

When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth
And poison her people's water, one young water protector
Takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource.

The fight continues with Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior, the must-read companion book to We Are Water Protectors. Written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Bridget George, it tells the story of real-life water protectors, Autumn Peltier and her great-aunt Josephine Mandamin, two Indigenous Rights Activists who have inspired a tidal wave of change.

About this Author

Carole Lindstrom is Anishinabe/Métis and is a proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe Indians. She was born and raised in Nebraska and currently makes her home in Maryland. She is the author of We Are Water Protectors and Girls Dance, Boys Fiddle. carolelindstrom.com

Michaela Goade is a Caldecotte Medal-winning illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Juneau, Alaska, where she was also raised. Forever inspired by the coastal wilds of Southeast Alaska, she works to capture its magic and honor its vibrant cultures. Michaela is from the Raven moiety and Kiks.ádi Clan from Sitka, Alaska. She is the illustrator of We Are Water Protectors, I Sang You Down from the Moon, Encounter, and Raven & the Tide Lady. michaelagoade.com

ISBN: 9781250203557
Format: Children's hardcover
Pages: 40
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Published: 2020-03-17

Reviews

Caldecott Medal Winner
Jane Addams Children's Book Award Winner
Kirkus Prize Finalist
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A NYPL Best Book of the Year
A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A NPR Best Book of the Year

"Powerful....Goade's illustrations combine a mystical mood with the lovely fierceness of a child seeking justice." --The New York Times

*"This book will both educate and inspire youth." --School Library Journal

*"In this tribute to Native resilience, Indigenous author-and-illustrator team Lindstrom and Goade invite readers to stand up for environmental justice. An inspiring call to action for all who care about our interconnected planet."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"
Goade's watercolor illustrations fill the spreads with streaming ribbons of water, cosmic backdrops, and lush natural landscapes.... Lindstrom's spare, poetic text flows with the "river's rhythm." Written in response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, famously protested by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe--and others--these pages carry grief, but it is overshadowed by hope in what is an unapologetic call to action." --Booklist, starred review

*"Observation is not enough, the book communicates: action is necessary... A passionate call for environmental stewardship." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

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"A gorgeous and empowering picture book with an urgent environmental plea." -- BookPage,
starred review

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Flowing words by Carole Lindstrom and lush art by Michaela Goade appear in immaculate synchronicity on every page of We Are Water Protectors."--Shelf Awareness

"...beautifully composed." --Horn Book

"This book celebrates indigenous-led movements to protect our planet's water. With gorgeous illustrations, it gives readers a sense of our connectivity." --Romper.com

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