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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 24
Themes: Cree, language learning, school bus, grandfather, community
Publisher: Portage & Main
Pub Date: 01/Mar/2018
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Children riding the school bus learn from their driver, Nimoshom ("my grandfather"), who speaks to them in their own language—Cree. Nimoshom and His Bus is a welcoming, simple story with inviting illustrations.

The Horn Book
"Concise and tender book…A loving portrait of nimoshom as a way to introduce basic Cree vocabulary."


American Indians in Children's Literature Best Books  | 2018 | Commended

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