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Métis Like Me

April 2, 2024 | Children's hardcover
ISBN: 9781774881125
$24.99
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Description

A CBC Bestseller!

Whether or not you're Métis, there's so much to experience and learn about this amazing Indigenous culture -- take a picture book journey into Métis crafts, music and cooking with friends who love to share.


Are you Métis like me? A group of children of Métis descent share and explore all the ways they celebrate and experience their heritage -- enjoying traditional foods like bannock bread and Saskatoon berries; crafting with beads; sharing stories, dance, music and songs. Each child shares a different way they enjoy honoring their backgrounds and weaving parts of the rich tapestry that makes up Métis culture. One child, though, has grown up disconnected from their history, and can't join in with the others in the same way. But they soon see it's never too late to learn, celebrate or become a part of a community in which Métis and non-Métis alike can discover the richness of an often-overlooked culture.

This rhythmic, jubilant book will encourage young readers of all backgrounds to celebrate their own heritage and learn more about Métis history, and contains back matter including an author's note, recipe and dictionary to further inspire.

About this Author

TASHA HILDERMAN graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Saskatchewan. A member of SCBWI and co-owner of a home retail store and garden café in Lloydminster, Tasha has been a panelist and featured speaker at numerous business-industry events, including the 2019 Facebook Communities Summit at Facebook's Menlo, California headquarters. She is of Métis descent through her mother's side and a registered member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, and lives with her husband and three children in Alberta, Canada.

RISA HUGO has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her authorial debut, Shadow, was published in 2023 from Simply Read, and she has previously illustrated Rhiannon Wallace's Leopold's Leotard and Jaclyn Desforges' Why Are You So Quiet? She spent most of her childhood living in Japan but currently lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and sons.

ISBN: 9781774881125
Format: Children's hardcover
Pages: 40
Publisher: Tundra
Published: 2024-04-02

Reviews

A CBC Books Bestseller

"[T]his heartwarming story invites readers to embrace their own roots . . . A joyful story that encourages empathy and affirms identity." --STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

"This joyful, inclusive picture book involves everyone in an introduction to Métis culture. . . . Despite the specificity implied in the title, this is a book for everyone." --STARRED REVIEW, School Library Journal

"From Metis to those with different cultures, children will be fascinated with the pictures and also want to try some delicious food highlighted in this book. . . . [Métis Like Me] is not only a great book but a beautiful keepsake of history, culture and an incredible future." --The Baby Spot

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