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Children's Nonfiction Women

Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior

by (author) Carole Lindstrom

illustrated by Bridget George

introduction by Autumn Peltier

Roaring Brook Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2023
Women, Native American, Environmental Conservation & Protection
Recommended Age
4 to 8
Recommended Grade
p to 3
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2023
    List Price

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From New York Times bestselling author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Bridget George comes a must-read companion to the powerful, award-winning picture book We Are Water Protectors. Telling the story of reall-ife water protectors, Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior celebrates Autumn Peltier and her great-aunt Josephine Mandamin, two Indigenous Rights Activists inspiring a tidal wave of change.
The seventh generation is creating
A sea of change.
It was a soft voice, at first.
Like a ripple.
But with practice it grew louder.
Indigenous women have long cared for the land and water, which in turn sustains all life on Earth—honoring their ancestors and providing for generations to come. Yet there was a time when their voices and teachings were nearly drowned out, leaving entire communities and environments in danger and without clean water.
But then came Anishinaabe elder Grandma Josephine and her great-niece, Autumn Peltier.
Featuring a foreword from water advocate and Indigenous Rights Activist Autumn Peltier herself, this stunning picture book encourages young readers to walk in the footsteps of the water warriors before them.

About the authors

Carole Lindstrom's profile page

Bridget George is an Anishinaabe author-illustrator and graphic designer. She was raised on the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation and now lives in London, Ontario. George is the author of the 2020 book It’s a Mitig!, an acclaimed introduction to the Ojibway language for young readers.

Bridget George's profile page

Autumn Peltier's profile page

Editorial Reviews

*"A brilliant combination of story, culture, and activism in the cause of protecting the environment. Highly recommended for all collections." —School Library Journal, starred review
"[A] call-to-action picture book biography celebrating the legacies of Indigenous Rights Activists Josephine Henrietta Mandamin and Autumn Peltier. The text ripples with the refrain “Speak for the water. Sing for the water. Dance for the water,” while soothing shades of blue, curving lines and woodland floral designs reflect the Anishinaabe’s delicate connection with nature." —BCCB, starred review
"George’s rich, cartoon images reverently depict Autumn’s growth as an organizer under her ancestors’ guidance, honoring their intergenerational struggles. Lindstrom’s latest is a moving tribute to Native women and their crucial leadership in Indigenous and water rights." —Kirkus Reviews

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