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We Are Water Protectors
Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade

This award-winning children’s book is narrated from the perspective of a young Ojibwe girl, who speaks up to defend her people’s land from the black snake (representing oil pipelines). Threatening to pollute and destroy planet earth, the black snake must be stopped, before it eventually poisons the life-giving water. Will the voice of the young Water Protector be heard?

The beautifully illustrated tale offers reasons to discuss environmental pollution and ecological affairs in the realm of First Nations, such as Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, with young learners of English.

/ · · 2020

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Lindstrom, Carole and Michaela Goade. We Are Water Protectors. Roaring Brook, 2020. 40 pp., ISBN 9781250203557

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Award-winning