If I Go Missing
If I Go Missing is derived from excerpts of a letter that went viral and was also the basis of a documentary film. In her letter, Jonnie calls out the authorities for neglecting to immediately investigate missing Indigenous people and urges them to “not treat me as the Indigenous person I am proud to be” if she were to be reported missing. Indigenous artist Neal Shannacappo provides the artwork. Through his illustrations, he imagines a situation in which a young Indigenous woman does disappear, portraying the reaction of her community, her friends, the police, and media.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lorimer & Company, Ltd.|
|Imprint||Lorimer Children & Teens|
|Number of Pages||64|
Illustrator: Neal Shannacappo
Neal Shannacappo is a Nakawe (Saulteaux) from Ditibineya-ziibiing (Rolling River First Nations). He's an artist, graphic novelist, poet, writer, and contributed to the anthologies Sovereign Traces Volumes 1 and 2.
Author: Brianna Jonnie
Brianna Jonnie is an Ojibwe. Brianna has been awarded the Lieutenant Governor's Vice-Regal award and the Make a Difference community award for her volunteer work.