Shin-Chi's Canoe by Nicola I Campbell
Forced to use only people's English names and not speak to his siblings at school, Shin-chi holds fast to the canoe given to him by his father, hopeful that things will then improve for his family and the tribe he loves.
Nicola I. Campbell is Interior Salish and Metis, and she grew up in British Columbia's Nicola Valley. She is the author ofShi-shi-etko(Aboriginal Children's Book of the Year) andShin-chi's Canoe(TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, Governor General's Award Finalist for Illustration, USBBY Outstanding International Books), both illustrated by Kim LaFave. Nicola lives in Vancouver.
Kim LaFave has won the Governor General's Award, the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for his illustrations inAmos's Sweaterby Janet Lunn. He illustratedShin-chi's Canoeby Nicola I. Campbell, which was a finalist for the Governor General's Award. He lives in Roberts Creek, B.C.