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Amo's Sapotawan (Hardcover)

Amo's Sapotawan By William Dumas, Rhian Brynjolson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By William Dumas, Rhian Brynjolson (Illustrator)
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★ Starred selection for CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens 2023

Rocky Cree people understand that all children are born with four gifts or talents. When a child is old enough, they decide which gift, or mīthikowisiwin, they will seek to master. With her sapotawan ceremony fast approaching, Amō must choose her mīthikowisiwin. Her sister, Pīsim, became a midwife; others gather medicines or harvest fish. But none of those feel quite right.

Amō has always loved making things. Her uncle can show her how to make nipisiwata, willow baskets. Her grandmother can teach her how to make kwakwāywata, birchbark containers and plates. Her auntie has offered to begin Amō's apprenticeship in making askihkwak, pottery.

What will Amō's mīthikowisiwin be? Which skill should she choose? And how will she know what is right for her?

Product Details
ISBN: 9781553799290
ISBN-10: 1553799291
Publisher: Highwater Press
Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
Pages: 60
Language: English

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