Surviving the City: Volume 1

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Highwater Press
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6.3 X 9.8 X 0.3 inches | 0.36 pounds

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About the Author

Tasha Spillett-Sumner (she/her/hers) draws her strength from both her Nehiyaw and Trinidadian bloodlines. She is a celebrated educator, poet, and emerging scholar. Tasha is most heart-tied to contributing to community-led work that centres on land and water defence, and the protection of Indigenous women and girls. Tasha is currently working on her PhD in Education through the University of Saskatchewan, where she holds a Vanier Canada Award.


[A] haunting graphic novel... debut author Spillett and Donovan... present a story of girls growing up with the historical legacy of Canada's treatment of Indigenous people, particularly women and girls.

-- "Publishers Weekly"

Centering the strong hearts of Indigenous women and girls and shattering racist assumptions, Surviving the City is a beautiful, uncompromising honour song to those of us that not only survive the urban, but navigate through it with the courage of our Ancestors.

-- "Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, author of This Accident of Being Lost"
Selected for 2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List, an annual booklist of the best feminist books for young readers-- "American Library Association (ALA)"
Selected as an AIYLA Young Adult Honor Book-- "American Indian Youth Literature Award (AIYLA)"

Nominated for the Forest of Reading's Red Maple Award

-- "Ontario Library Association"
Engrossing... [this story] remains a tribute to the missing and murdered and a clarion call to everyone else.-- "Kirkus Reviews"