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Surviving the city. Vol. 1  Cover Image Book Book

Surviving the city. Vol. 1 / Tasha Spillett ; Natasha Donovan.

Spillett-Sumner, Tasha, 1988- (author.). Donovan, Natasha (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781553797562
  • ISBN: 1553797566
  • ISBN: 9781544446769
  • ISBN: 1544446764
  • Physical Description: 54 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba : HighWater Press, 2018

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54).
Summary, etc.:
Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan's Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape - they're so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. However, when Dez's grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can't stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can't bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces. Will Dez's community find her before it's too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don't? Colonialism and the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People are explored in Natasha Donovan's beautiful illustrations. -- Provided by publisher.
Awards Note:
American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Book Honor, 2020
Subject: Indians of North America > Comic books, strips, etc.
Missing persons > Comic books, strips, etc.
Runaway teenagers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Ojibwa girls > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cree girls > Comic books, strips, etc.
Winnipeg (Man.) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


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