My Little Ogichidaa: An Indigenous Lullaby

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$18.95  $17.62
Medicine Wheel Education
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8.5 X 11.0 X 0.3 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Willie Poll is a Métis author from the Robinson Huron Treaty Territory (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada) and a proud member of the Metis Nation of Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies and a Master of Arts in archaeology. She grew up with a close relationship with her Metis grandpa who filled her with stories that connected her to her ancestors and culture. Willie has worked in Indigenous education across the Nation for over 10 years. Her stories are her feelings, emotions, and her tribute to the youth in her life. Willie currently resides on Prince Edward Island as a guest on the traditional lands of the Wabanaki and Mi'kma'ki people; however, she lives a nomadic lifestyle
Hawlii Pichette is a Mushkego Cree (Treaty 9) urban mixed-blood artist and illustrator born and raised in the small community of Cochrane, Ontario. Her work is deeply influenced by her culture and upbringing, and reflects the beautiful interconnections of the natural world. Her practice includes illustrations, digital artwork, painting, murals, and beadwork. Hawlii graduated from Fanshawe College's advanced Fine Art program with Honors in 2017, receiving the Satellite Award exhibition. She currently lives and works as a freelance artist in London, Ontario.
★POLL, Willie. My Little Ogichidaa: An Indigenous Lullaby. illus. by Hawlii Pichette. 36p. Medicine Wheel. Apr. 2024. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9781778540301."An Indigenous mother walks through the woods reciting an anthem of strength, power, and social change to her unborn child. The lyrical text is reinforced by illustrations in richly hued colors. The empowering narrative and stunning artwork combine for a lovely tribute to a future child... this is a recommended first purchase." School Library Journal Starred Review
"...beautifully surreal. [An] inspiring picture book celebrating Indigenous children, families, and culture."Production grades
Cover: A-
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: A
Editing: A
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"...lovely, lyrical picture book... a love letter to the next generation. The colorful, vivid illustrations depict the beauty and wonder of childbirth... Whether readers are Indigenous themselves or not, this book is a celebration of human life and the resilience that can be found in even the most challenging of situations. Beautiful and heartfelt, this is a lovely addition to a family's home library."Children's LiteratureA CLCD Company

"Willie Poll's My Little Ogichidaa is a celebration of matriarchs past, present, and future."

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