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kimotinâniwiw itwêwina / Stolen Words

by Melanie Florence, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard, translated by Dolores Sand & Gayle Weenie

tagged: native canadian, native american, multigenerational, prejudice & racism
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pages: 28
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publisher: Second Story Press
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The dual language edition, in Plains Cree and English, of Stolen Words, the award-winning story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in Cree, he tells her that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language again. This sensitive and warmly illustrated picture book explores the intergenerational impact of the residential school system that separated young Indigenous children from their families. The story recognizes the pain of those whose culture and language were taken from them, how that pain is passed down, and how healing can also be shared.

About the Authors

Melanie Florence is a writer of Cree and Scottish heritage based in Toronto. She is the author of Missing Nimâmâ, which won the 2016 TD Canadian Children's Literature Award; Stolen Words, which won the 2018 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award; and the bestselling Orca Soundings titles He Who Dreams and Dreaming in Color.

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Gabrielle Grimard transformed her love of design into a career in illustration over the course of her studies at Concordia University and the University of Quebec. In 2018, Gabrielle’s picture book Stolen Words won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award and was a finalist for the TD Canadian Children’s Book Award. Not My Girl was a USBBY Outstanding International Book. Her creativity has been applied to children’s publishing, advertising, and educational contexts.

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Dolores Sand is a Plains Cree language speaker from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan.
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Gayle Weenie is a Plains Cree language speaker from Sweetgrass First Nation, Saskatchewan.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
6 to 9
Grade:
1 to 3
Awards
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award - CCBC's TD Canadian Children's Book Awards
  • Commended, Ontario Library Association's 2018 Best Bets
  • Commended, 2018 (Spring) - Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens - Starred Selection
  • Winner, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award
  • Commended, Shelf Awareness Best Picture Books of the Year
  • Commended, The Children's Book Review's Best Picture Books of 2017
  • Short-listed, Elizabeth Mrazik Cleaver Canadian Picture Book Award
  • Commended, Kirkus Reviews' Best Picture Books of 2017 to Give Readers Strength
Editorial Review

"Stolen Words / kimotinaniwiw itwewina" recognizes the pain of those whose culture and language were taken from them, and reveals how that pain is passed down, and how healing can also be shared -- making it a unique and unreservedly recommended addition to family, elementary school, and community library bilingual picture book collections for children."

— Children's Bookwatch: The Bilingual Shelf

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