Spring 2020

Powwow Summer

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

River is teased about her Indigenous heritage as a young girl, and she struggles with her identity. When she travels to spend the summer with her Indigenous father and grandmother, she finds out what it means to be an “urban Indian.” On her family’s nearby reserve, she learns about the lives of Indigenous people. River discovers a deep respect for and connection with the land and her cultural traditions. The highlight of her summer is attending the annual powwow with her new friends. After the powwow, River drinks too much and posts photos online that anger people, and she has her right to identify as an Indigenous person called into question.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4594-1417-4
On pre-order until 02/04/2020
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-4594-1415-0
On pre-order until 02/04/2020
$8.99 $8.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Fiction, High/Low, Young Adult
Subject Diversity
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lorimer & Company, Ltd.
Imprint Lorimer Children & Teens
Language English
Number of Pages 216
Publication Date 2020-02-04
BISACS YAF058190, YAF014000, YAF046010
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
Lexile 610
Features Author/Illustrator biography

Author: Nahanni Shingoose

Nahanni Shingoose is Saulteaux. She is an elementary teacher and author of Indigenous content, including teacher resources, picture books, graphic novels, and fiction for teens and young adults.