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Pemmican Wars (A Girl Called Echo, Vol. 1)

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    HighWater Press, 2017
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


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    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.

    Original Publisher: Winnipeg, HighWater Press
    Language(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: First Nation Communities Read 2018