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category: Children's Fiction
published: Oct 2017
publisher: Tradewind Books

A Day With Yayah

by Nicola Campbell, illustrated by Julie Flett

tagged: multigenerational

Set in the Okanagon, BC, a First Nations family goes on an outing to forage for herbs and mushrooms. Grandmother passes down her knowledge of plant life to her young grandchildren.

About the Authors

Nicola Campbell

Nicola I. Campbell is Interior Salish and Metis, and she grew up in British Columbia's Nicola Valley. She is the author of Shi-shi-etko (Aboriginal Children's Book of the Year) and Shin-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.

Julie Flett is an award-winning Cree-Métis author, illustrator and artist currently living in Vancouver, BC. She received the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature for her book Owls See Clearly at Night (Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer): A Michif Alphabet (L’alphabet di Michif), and most recently Julie's book Wild Berries/Pakwa che Menisu was chosen as the First Nation Communities READ title selection for 2014-2015.
Contributor Notes

Nicola Campbell,
First Nations author, currently lives in British Columbia with her son. Her books have won many awards, including the Canadian Children's Award, the Marilyn Baillie, and the Anskohk Aboriginal Children's Book of the Year awards.

Julie Flett,
Of Cree-Metis heritage, Julie Flett's books have also won many awards, including the BC Book Prize, and the Aboriginal Literature Award. She lives in Vancouver, BC.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
4 to 7
p to 2
Editorial Review

"This cheerful story of a spring-day outing ultimately balances instruction and entertainment. Flett's lovely collages add beauty and a fresh, contemporary tone, while the text captures the essence of the young learning from the old. Timeless values, such as gratitude for the earth, are seamlessly integrated."

"Campbell captures the matter-of-fact cadence that wise Indigenous elders emanate with charm and subtle authenticity. . . Flett adds to the rich themes of resilience and resurgence with her enchanting, folk-like paintings. Together, Campbell and Flett transport readers on a bilingual learning journey with the intergenerational characters as they savour the pronunciation of each syllable of Nle?kepmxcín words slowly, together. The book offers a phonetic breakdown and each Nle?kepmxcín word is elegantly illustrated by Flett. . . The distinct and unbreakable resiliency of Indigenous people is affirmed in this loving portrait of generational courage and fortitude."
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