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Fiction Ages 6-8
Pages: 40
Themes: Mohawk, bullying, dance, Pow Wow, acceptance, overcoming, belonging, community, indigenous
Publisher: Theytus Books Ltd.
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2016
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Celina is a young Mohawk girl who moves to her mother's home reserve. She is teased by her classmates who tell her that she is not Mohawk and does not belong because she has blond hair and blue eyes. Celina starts to believe her classmates and decides not to dance at an upcoming Pow Wow. But her great-grandmother helps Celina understand that being Mohawk is not about how she looks but about what she feels in her heart. When the drumming starts at the Pow Wow, Celina decides to dance after all.

A beautifully illustrated story, I Like Who I Am explores issues of bullying and belonging as Celina looks for acceptance in her new community.

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