Reviewed by Debbie Reese
Several people wrote to tell me about Nimoshom and His Bus. Due out in 2018 from Highwater Press, the story is by Penny M. Thomas (Cree-Ojibway background), with illustrations by Karen Hibbard.
Books like Nimoshom and His Bus provide Native children with mirrors that non-Native children find in abundance. When I was a kid, a yellow school bus came onto our reservation and took the bunch of us Nambé kids to school. I rode the bus for years and years. I remember one driver. Eddie. Because he wore a big cowboy hat. It would have been so cool to have one who would have used Tewa words when we got on the bus, or, when we got a bit rambunctious! Continue reading.
Nimoshom and His Bus by Penny M. Thomas
Illustrator: Karen Hibbard
Published by Portage & Main Press on December 5th 2017
Genres: Cree, Transportation
Reading Level: Grades 1-2
Review Source: American Indians in Children's Literature
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Nimoshom loved to drive the school bus. Every day, on the way to and from school, he had something to say. Sometimes, he told the kids silly stories. Sometimes, he taught the kids a new word in Cree.
Nimoshom and His Bus introduces basic Cree words. A glossary is included in the back of the book.