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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."
Julie Schillo and Mark Turin, Cree Language in Contemporary Cildren's Literature
Nimoshom and His Bus offers an empowering approach to activating language for families who already use elements of Cree at home, but may not think of themselves as fluent. It also serves as a strong introduction to the language for anyone looking to learn more or teach their children.”

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

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