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  • Short-listed, IODE Toronto Jean Throop Award, 2020
  • Long-listed, First Nation Communities READ Award, 2020
  • Commended, Indigenous Picture Book Collection, IBBY Canada, 2021
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2020

Nibi's Water Song Canadian Title

By Sunshine Quem Tenasco   Illustrated by Chief Lady Bird    

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443107891 Hardcover
32 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

Determination, teamwork and perseverance together bring clean water for Nibi and all her friends.

Nibi is the Anishinaabemowin word for water. In Nibi's Water Song , an Indigenous girl is on the search for clean water to drink.

Nibi is thirsty, so thirsty her mouth is clucking. Her joyful determination to find water carries an optimistic message about working together to bring change.