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Author : Tasha Spillett
Publisher : Portage & Main Press
Release : 2019-03-01
Page : 56
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1553797841
Description :


Winner of the Indigenous Voices Award, alternate format and an In the Margins Top Fiction Novel for 2020 Tasha Spillett’s graphic novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, colonialism, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan is 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?


Author : Tasha Spillett-Sumner
Publisher :
Release : 2018
Page : 54
Category : YOUNG ADULT FICTION
ISBN 13 : 9781544446769
Description :


"Tasha Spillet's graphic-novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, resilience, and the anguish of a missing loved one. 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."--


Author : Tasha Spillett
Publisher : Portage & Main Press
Release : 2020-10-27
Page : 64
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1553799003
Description :


Dez and Miikwan’s stories continue in this sequel to Surviving the City. Dez’s grandmother has passed away. Grieving, and with nowhere else to go, she’s living in a group home. On top of everything else, Dez is navigating a new relationship and coming into her identity as a Two-Spirit person. Miikwan is crushing on the school’s new kid Riel, but doesn’t really understand what Dez is going through. Will she learn how to be a supportive ally to her best friend? Elder Geraldine is doing her best to be supportive, but she doesn’t know how to respond when the gendered protocols she’s grown up with that are being thrown into question. Will Dez be comfortable expressing her full identity? And will her community relearn the teachings and overcome prejudice to celebrate her for who she is?


Author : Brianna Jonnie
Publisher : Lorimer
Release : 2019-11-18
Page : 64
Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1459414519
Description :


Combining graphic fiction and non-fiction, this young adult graphic novel serves as a window into one of the unique dangers of being an Indigenous teen in Canada today. The text of the book is derived from excerpts of a letter written to the Winnipeg Chief of Police by fourteen-year-old Brianna Jonnie — a letter that went viral and was also the basis of a documentary film. In her letter, Jonnie calls out the authorities for neglecting to immediately investigate missing Indigenous people and urges them to "not treat me as the Indigenous person I am proud to be," if she were to be reported missing. Indigenous artist Neal Shannacappo provides the artwork for the book. Through his illustrations he imagines a situation in which a young Indigenous woman does disappear, portraying the reaction of her community, her friends, the police and media. An author's note at the end of the book provides context for young readers about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada.


Author : O. T. (Terry) Nelson
Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
Release : 2012-09-01
Page : 208
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 146773151X
Description :


A deadly plague has devastated Earth, killing all the adults. Lisa and her younger brother Todd are struggling to stay alive in a world where no one is safe. Other children along Grand Avenue need help as well. They band together to find food, shelter, and protection from dangerous gangs invading their neighborhood. When Tom Logan and his army start making threats, Lisa comes up with a plan and leads her group to a safer place. But how far is she willing to go to protect what's hers?


Author : Haven Strange
Publisher : Booktango
Release : 2012-06-22
Page :
Category : Humor
ISBN 13 : 1468907506
Description :



Author : Isabel Wilkerson
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010
Page : 622
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 0679763880
Description :


Presents an epic history that covers the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s, chronicling the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families.


Author : Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm
Sonny Assu
Publisher : Portage & Main Press
Release : 2019-05-31
Page : 296
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1553797833
Description :


Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact. This is one of the 200 exceptional projects funded through the Canada Council for the Arts’ New Chapter initiative. With this $35M initiative, the Council supports the creation and sharing of the arts in communities across Canada.


Author : Ebony Flowers
Publisher : Drawn & Quarterly
Release : 2020-10-14
Page : 184
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 1770464190
Description :


AN AUSPICIOUS DEBUT EXAMINING THE CULTURE OF HAIR FROM THE RONA JAFFE FOUNDATION AWARD-WINNING CARTOONIST Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into Black women’s lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn. The titular story “Hot Comb” is about a young girl’s first perm—a doomed ploy to look cool and to stop seeming “too white” in the all-black neighborhood her family has just moved to. In “Virgin Hair” taunts of “tender-headed” sting as much as the perm itself. It’s a scenario that repeats fifteen years later as an adult when, tired of the maintenance, Flowers shaves her head only to be hurled new put-downs. The story “My Lil Sister Lena” traces the stress resulting from being the only black player on a white softball team. Her hair is the team curio, an object to touched, a subject to be discussed and debated at the will of her teammates, leading Lena to develop an anxiety disorder of pulling her own hair out. Among the series of cultural touchpoints that make you both laugh and cry, Flowers recreates classic magazine ads idealizing women’s needs for hair relaxers and product. “Change your hair form to fit your life form” and “Kinks and Koils Forever” call customers from the page. Realizations about race, class, and the imperfections of identity swirl through Flowers’ stories and ads, which are by turns sweet, insightful, and heartbreaking. Flowers began drawing comics while earning her PhD, and her early mastery of sequential storytelling is nothing short of sublime. Hot Comb is a propitious display of talent from a new cartoonist who has already made her mark.


Author : Tasha Spillett-Sumner
Publisher : Owlkids
Release : 2021-04-15
Page : 32
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781771474085
Description :


A love letter from an Indigenous mother to her new baby Drawing from Indigenous creation stories and traditional teachings and illustrated in dazzling watercolors, I Sang You Down from the Starsis a tribute to the bond between mother and child. The narrator gathers gifts for a medicine bundle in anticipation of her baby's birth; a fluffy white eagle plume, bunches of cedar and sage, a quilted star blanket, and a small stone from the river. When the baby arrives, the mother shares the bundle with her child and reveals the importance of each item inside. But when her family comes to meet the new arrival, she realizes the baby arrived with gifts of its own and that the baby is also a sacred bundle: a baby bundle. Writing in simple, lyrical text, author Tasha Spillett-Sumner draws from her cultural heritage in order to celebrate Indigenous traditions and the universal nature of a mother's love.


Author : André Jacob
Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
Release : 2019-02-05
Page : 64
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1459414195
Description :


Twelve-year-old Elfina lives with her grandmother in Paraguay. When a distant relative offers to have Elfina come live with her in the city so she can attend school, Elfina's grandmother sends her off for a better life. But life with her relatives isn't what Elfina thought it would be, and soon Elfina finds herself far away from home, living in Canada, and kept as a domestic servant by the family. School and an education are now a distant dream. When Elfina's uncle makes inappropriate advances at her, she knows she must somehow find the courage to escape and return home. But who will help her?


Author : Meredith Mcclaren
Publisher : Image Comics
Release : 2015-02-25
Page : 112
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 1632153858
Description :


New to the city of Cobble, Orio must depend on help wherever she can find it, but her assigned familiar Bauble has other interests. And as the two explore the walls of their city, they find that they are not the only new arrivals.


Author : Katherena Vermette
Publisher : Portage & Main Press
Release : 2017-12-05
Page : 48
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1553797353
Description :


Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old Métis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee’s history class turns extraordinary, and Echo’s life will never be the same. During Mr. Bee’s lecture, Echo finds herself transported to another time and place—a bison hunt on the Saskatchewan prairie—and back again to the present. In the following weeks, Echo slips back and forth in time. She visits a Métis camp, travels the old fur-trade routes, and experiences the perilous and bygone era of the Pemmican Wars. Pemmican Wars is the first graphic novel in a new series, A Girl Called Echo, by Governor General Award–winning writer, and author of Highwater Press’ The Seven Teaching Stories, Katherena Vermette.


Author : Jen Storm
Publisher : Portage & Main Press
Release : 2017-02-13
Page : 56
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1553796985
Description :


Looking for a little mischief after finding an old flare gun, Ron and Ben suddenly find themselves in trouble when the local gas bar on Agamiing Reserve goes up in flames, and they are wrongly accused of arson by the sheriff’s son. As the investigation goes forward, community attitudes are revealed, and the truth slowly comes to light.


Author : Serena Cosgrove
Publisher :
Release : 2020
Page : 145
Category : Garifuna (Caribbean people)
ISBN 13 : 9781947602113
Description :


"Surviving the Americas directly engages the vital social justice issues of diaspora, exclusion, and resilience through an ethnographic study with the Garifuna, a Central American afro-indigenous group with roots in western Africa and the Caribbean. Today, the Garifuna are concentrated on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Belize, and about 50,000 Garifuna live in the United States. The editors focus on the resilience and survival of the Garifuna communities of Pearl Lagoon on the southeastern Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and trace the recent movement of the Central American Garifuna to the United States through interviews with Garifuna families living in the Bronx. A people born of the rupturing processes of the slave trade and colonization in the 1600s and 1700s, the Garifuna today challenge our very notions of culture, indigeneity, and resistance and provide a rich opportunity to critique how the Western gaze"--


Author : Lorna Dare
Kent Alwood
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2011-01-11
Page : 116
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 1450279961
Description :


Your city is struck with a disaster: no food, no water, no police, no medical, and no power. Chaos is everywhere. Gangs are running in the streets; looters are going from building to building. Are you prepared? Will you survive or will you be a victim? This book will show you how to store food and supplies you will need to Survive in a Hostile City! Coming out soon is Surviving a Hostile City II. In that book we will teach you how to protect yourself, what you will need when it comes to weapons and how to use them. We will show you how, as an ordinary person, you can combat gangs, looters and mobs. Available at Amazon.com E-Book for Kindle available at www.iuniverse.com


Author : David A. Robertson
Publisher : Portage & Main Press
Release : 2017-02-13
Page : 56
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1553797027
Description :


May, a young teenage girl, traverses the city streets, finding keepsakes in different places along her journey. When May and her kookum make these keepsakes into a necklace, it opens a world of danger and fantasy. While May fights against a terrible reality, she learns that there is strength in the spirit of those that have passed. But will that strength be able to save her? A story of tragedy and beauty, Will I See illuminates the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.


Author : Claire W. Herbert
Publisher :
Release : 2021-02-03
Page : 316
Category :
ISBN 13 : 0520340086
Description :


"Bringing to the fore a wealth of original research, A Detroit Story examines how the reclamation of abandoned property has been shaping the city for decades. Herbert lived in Detroit for almost five years to get a ground-view sense of how this process molds urban areas--participating in community meetings and tax foreclosure protests, interviewing various groups, following scrappers through abandoned buildings, and visiting squatted houses and gardens. Herbert found that there's a disjunction between different types of property reclaimers: lifestyle back-to-the-earth new residents, primarily more privileged, whose practices are often formalized by local policies, and longtime more disempowered residents, often representing communities of color, whose practices are marked as illegal and illegitimate. She teases out how the divergent treatment of these two approaches to informally claiming property reproduces long-standing inequalities in race, class, and property ownership. More generally, A Detroit Story examines how the attempt to formalize property informality in cities harms the most vulnerable"--


Author : James Hunt
Publisher :
Release : 2019-12-02
Page : 392
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781670789082
Description :


Captain Kate Holloway moved her family to New York to start over, and break the barriers that her work had created. But when an EMP brings New York to its knees, Kate must fight to survive amid the terror descending upon the city and rescue her family.


Author : Frank Tayell
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-10-10
Page : 202
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781492861119
Description :


Zombies. The outbreak began in New York. Soon it had spread to the rest of the world. People were attacked, infected, and they died. Then they came back. No one is safe from the undead. As anarchy and civil war took grip across the globe, Britain was quarantined. The British press was nationalised. Martial law, curfews and rationing were implemented. It wasn't enough. An evacuation was planned. The inland towns and cities of the United Kingdom were to be evacuated to defensive enclaves being built around the coast, the Scottish Highlands, and in the Irish Republic. Bill Wright, a Westminster insider and an advisor to a future Prime Minister, broke his leg on the day of the outbreak. Unable to join the evacuation, he watched from his window as the streets filled with refugees. He watched as the streets emptied once more. He watched as they filled up again, this time with the undead. Then the power went out. He is trapped. He is alone. He is running out of food and water. He knows that to reach the safety of the enclaves he will have to venture out into the wasteland that once was England. On that journey he will ultimately discover the horrific truth about the outbreak, a decades old conspiracy, and his unwitting part in it. This is the first volume of his journal. (73,000 words)