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Red River Resistance

by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk

tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, canada, coming of age, orphans & foster homes
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published: Dec 2018
pages: 48
ISBN:9781553797470
publisher: Portage & Main Press
imprint: HighWater Press
Description

Echo Desjardins is adjusting to her new home, finding friends, and learning about Métis history. She just can’t stop slipping back and forth in time. One ordinary afternoon in class, Echo finds herself transported to the banks of the Red River in the summer of 1869. All is not well in the territory as Canadian surveyors have arrived to change the face of territory, and Métis families, who have lived there for generations, are losing access to their land. As the Resistance takes hold, Echo fears for her friends and the future of her people in the Red River Valley.

About the Authors

Katherena Vermette is a Métis writer from Treaty 1 territory, the heart of the Métis Nation, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Her first book, North End Love Songs (The Muses Company) won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her National Film Board documentary, this river, won the 2017 Canadian Screen Award for Best Short, and her novel, The Break (House of Anansi), won the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia, and lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Scott B. Henderson (he/him/his) is author/illustrator of the sci-fi/fantasy comic The Chronicles of Era and has illustrated select titles in the Tales From Big Spirit series, the graphic novel series The Reckoner Rises, A Girl Called Echo, and 7 Generations. He is also the illustrator of select stories in This Place: 150 Years Retold, Fire Starters (an AIYLA Honor Book), and Eisner Award nominee A Blanket of Butterflies. In 2016, he was the recipient of the C4 Central Canada Comic Con Storyteller Award. Find Scott on social media with @ouroboros09.

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Since 1998, Donovan Yaciuk (he/him/his) has done colouring work on books published by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse comics, and HighWater Press including the A Girl Called Echo and The Reckoner Rises series, as well as select stories in This Place: 150 Years Retold. Donovan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the University of Manitoba and began his career as a part of the legendary, now-defunct Digital Chameleon colouring studio. He lives in Winnipeg, MB Canada, with his wife and two daughters.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
12 to 14
Grade:
7 to 8
Editorial Reviews

Selected for The best Canadian comics of 2018

— CBC Books

the historical content of Red River Resistance offers a valuable perspective on a critical event in western Canadian history. Teachers of Social Studies and Canadian History will find it a worthwhile supplemental resource, and adolescent readers who connected with Echo in Pemmican Wars will be interested to see how she is faring

— CM Association

this informative and captivating sequel to Pemmican Wars... seamlessly brings readers back into Echo’s time-traveling adventures as the teen travels to some of the most tumultuous moments in Canadian Indigenous history.

— Booklist

Selected for the Best Books for Kids & Teens reading list

— The Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC)

The more time I spend with this book, the more I appreciate the author's and the illustrator's & colorist's craft...Recommended

— American Indians in Children's Literature

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