Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know: Niibing, dgwaagig, bboong, mnookmig dbaadjigaade maanpii mzin'igning / A Book about the Seasons

Category: Book
Translated By: Corbiere, Alan
Translated By: Corbiere, Alvin Ted
By (author): Luby, Brittany
Illustrated By: Pawis-Steckley, Joshua Mangeshig
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Seasons
  JUVENILE FICTION / Nature & the Natural World / General (see also headings unde
Audience: children/juvenile
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Published: March 2021
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 44
Size: 8.50in x 8.75in x 0.50in
Our Price:
$ 18.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem.In this lyrical story-poem, written in Anishinaabemowin and English, a child and grandmother explore their surroundings, taking pleasure in the familiar sights that each new season brings.We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers.Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley have created a book inspired by childhood memories of time spent with Knowledge Keepers, observing and living in relationship with the natural world in the place they call home - the northern reaches of Anishinaabewaking, around the Great Lakes.Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.1Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.2Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.K.6With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.4Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.2.5Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

Review Quote*

Praise for author Brittany Luby and illustrator Michaela Goade for Encounter:


"An uplifting, #ownvoices vision for what could have been and what we are responsible for now." - Kirkus Reviews


"... needs to be shared." ― School Library Connection, starred review


"The author, Brittany Luby, is of Anishinaabe descent and the illustrator, Michaela Goade, is Tlingit. Together they have created a standout." ― New York Times Book Review


"Eye-catching illustrations and a low-key but thought-provoking story could stimulate group sharing about ways we interact with people from other cultures." ― Booklist

Biographical Note

Brittany Luby, of Anishinaabe descent, was raised on Treaty #3 lands in what is now known as northwestern Ontario. She is an assistant professor of history at the University of Guelph and an award-winning researcher who seeks to stimulate public discussion of Indigenous issues through her work. Her debut picture book, Encounter, illustrated by Michaela Goade, received wide acclaim. Brittany currently lives on Dish with One Spoon Territory.


Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley is an Ojibwe Woodland artist and a member of Wasauksing First Nation. His work aims to reclaim and promote traditional Ojibwe stories and teachings in a contemporary Woodland style. He works mainly in acrylics, digital illustration and screen-printing and has had several solo art exhibitions across Turtle Island. This is his first picture book. Joshua spends his time living between Vancouver and Wasauksing First Nation.