Andy's Tribal Canoe Journey

Beaton, S., Johnson, J., Manson, C.
When Andy’s grandfather changes the plans for the summer, Andy finds himself embarking on a journey of self-discovery that begins with a Spe’eth youth canoe journey. This graphic novel highlights how First Peoples connect to their culture and honour their past. The first-hand perspectives of participants in the 2019 journey help showcase the human emotions and physical challenges it involves. Teachers across elementary and secondary levels can use this short graphic novel as a read-aloud in a classroom or literature circles to help students learn about tribal canoes. Students could also be invited to explore their own traditions and experiences, and the art in the book could inspire projects that are based on the illustrations in this story.
Indigenous, Novel
Arts Education
  • 3-12

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