A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book of 2022!”A love letter to family, home, and Indigenous traditions … This story reminds readers of the joy we experience upon returning to those whom we love and who love us.”-Kirkus ReviewFrom Cree-Metis artist Julie Flett and Academy Award-winning icon Buffy Sainte-Marie comes a celebration of Indigenous community, and the enduring love we hold for the people and places we are far away from. Based on Sainte-Marie’s song of the same name, Still This Love Goes On combines Flett’s breathtaking art with vivid lyrics to craft a stunning portrait of a Cree worldview. At the heart of this picture book is a gentle message about missing our loved ones, and the promise of seeing each other again. This gem of a picture book features: Sheet music of Buffy Sainte-Marie’s beloved song Notes from Sainte-Marie and Flett about their inspiration for the song and illustrations Brimming with love for community and the land, Still This Love Goes On is destined to be read and sung for generations.
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tapwe ekwa mamahtawastotin (Tapwe and the Magic Hat, Cree edition)
From beloved Indigenous icon Buffy Sainte-Marie comes a chapter book inspired by oral histories and traditions. On a prairie reserve, Tapwe receives a mysterious gift from Kokhom (grandma)-and finds himself on an unforgettable adventure. Tapwe can’t wait to spend a week with his cousins on the other side of the Cree reserve-especially since Kokhom, his grandma, has given him the most amazing gift: a Magic Hat with bluebirds and grass snakes that come to life! Tapwe is so excited that he soon forgets Kokhom’s advice: Watch out for tricksters!Tapwe’s adventure is everything he imagined. He meets his cousins, takes part in a powwow, and sleeps in a tipi. But soon he’s reminded of Kokhom’s words. Is his new friend Wapos leading him astray with mischief?Tapwe and the Magic Hat draws on a rich Indigenous tradition of storytelling and features:A memorable cast of characters from both imagination and legend. A glossary and pronunciation guide of Cree words used in the book. A note to parents and teachers from Buffy Sainte-Marie about trickster stories. An important message for young readers about being yourself, and learning to dance to the beat of your own heart. Features black and white illustrations throughout.