We Are Water Protectors

We Are Water Protectors

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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. Inspired by the many indigenous-led movements across North America, this bold and lyrical picture book issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption.
Publisher: New York :, Roaring Brook Press,, 2020
Edition: First edition
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781250203557
1250203554
Branch Call Number: je Lind
Additional Contributors: Goade, Michaela,

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LPL_ShirleyB Mar 23, 2021

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal and richly inspiring to everyone from age 3 to adults. This book is a great introduction to environmental injustices endured by all people with connections to Standing Rock and many more far beyond the Dakota Access Pipeline challenges. Beautifully & powerfully written by an Anishinaabe/Métis author enrolled with the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe and gorgeously illustrated by an artist of Tlingit heritage enrolled with the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska!

LPL_MaryW Mar 07, 2021

Told in the form of a parable, We Are Water Protectors is a story of Indigenous Peoples protecting Mother Earth from a poisonous black snake which represents the oil pipelines that threaten to invade their sacred land, contaminate their water, and harm the animals that live there, too. The gorgeous illustrations allude to many facets of Ojibwe culture, and the story is rich with traditional teachings, symbols, and language. This award-winning and awe-inspiring book will inspire future generations of water protectors, no matter where they come from.

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ultraviola1
Mar 06, 2021

Lovely story of activism and saving our planet. Great for teaching cultural diversity and honoring the land.

PimaLib_AnnieW Feb 02, 2021

I was THRILLED to see such an important book win the Caldecott. Outstanding.

IndyPL_RachelJ Dec 18, 2020

Really beautiful illustrations that are done thoughtfully with attention to Ojibwe culture.

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Audrey_1974
Nov 06, 2020

This book is a top choice for 2020 according to Publishers Weekly.

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sarahamccormack
Aug 20, 2020

Powerful book about oil pipelines thru protected indigenous lands and the protesting against. My 4 yr got really sad from it that the "bad pipe snake" poisoned the water & land, but my 7 yr old was empowered & really interested. Great introduction to difficult topic.
Illustrations very beautiful too.

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Doherty1988
Mar 29, 2021

Doherty1988 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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