We hope you were able to join us for the launch of the Educators’ Resource for From Sea to Sea to Sea: Celebrating Indigenous Picture Books (2021 edition).
Ojibway librarian and educator Linda Lou Classens created an exceptional 20-page PDF resource to help educators select and share outstanding books written and/or illustrated by Indigenous Peoples and featured in From Sea to Sea to Sea. On October 5th, in a virtual launch event on Bibliovideo (the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s YouTube channel), Linda Lou presented a powerful reading of residential school story The Train, written by Jodie Callaghan and illustrated by Georgia Lesley (Second Story Press). After the reading, Linda shared a number of extension activities that can be used in classrooms and libraries with children and youth of all ages.
Mi’kmaw and Métis educator Adrienne Plumley also joined the video launch, answering questions from educators and providing even more insight into how Indigenous picture books can be used in the classroom.
We would like to extend our warmest thanks to Linda Lou and Adrienne for their time and contributions. They truly brought the educators’ resource to life!
We would also like to thank our event partners Bibliovideo and the Canadian Children’s Book Centre. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Chalmers Family Fund administered by the Ontario Arts Council.
If you missed the event, please watch it now:
Many thanks to everyone who has so warmly supported this project. It has been our privilege to celebrate these wonderful Indigenous picture books and creators.
Contributed by Trish Osuch