Spring 2020

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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.

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Temporarily out of stock
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, High/Low, Nonfiction, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diversity
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2020-03-03
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS YAN038010, YAN051270, YAN012040
Dimensions 9.5 x 8.5
Lexile 1100
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews



“Jonnie’s words put a personal face on this critical issue, and they will resonate with readers long after the last page.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“Jonnie, Shingoose, and Shannacappo train a poignant spotlight onto the difficulties Indigenous women face. Every library should have a copy of this potent work.”—starred, School Library Journal

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.

Illustrator: Nshannacappo

Nshannacappo 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.