Spring 2020

If I Go Missing

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4594-1451-8
On pre-order until 03/03/2020
$24.95 $18.71
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2020-03-03
BISACS YAN038010, YAN051270, YAN012040
Dimensions 9.5 x 8.5
Lexile 1100
Features Original artwork

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.