Reviewed by Debbie Reese
Often, people write to ask me for books about Native people who are activists, or who might be involved in, or organizing, actions of some kind to protect their nations or homelands.
Joanne Robertson’s book is one I’m happy to recommend. Robertson’s The Water Walker, published in 2017 by Second Story Press, is about Josephine Mandamin. This collaboration is significant. Robertson and Mandamin worked together on the book. It is the epitome of #OwnVoices. Continue reading.
The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson
Published by Second Story Press on September 5th 2017
Genres: Activism, Environment
Reading Level: Grades 1-2, Grades 3-5
Review Source: American Indians in Children's Literature
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The determined story of an Ojibwe grandmother (nokomis), Josephine Mandamin, and her great love for nibi (water). Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect nibi for future generations and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men and youth, has walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example she challenges us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.