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NF Picture Book
Pages: 36
Themes: water protection, environmentalist, Indigenous rights, grandmothers, activism, Great Lakes, Ojibwe
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 15/Sep/2017
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The determined story of an Ojibwe grandmother (nokomis), Josephine Mandamin, and her great love for nibi (water). Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect nibi for future generations and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men and youth, has walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example she challenges us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.

Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature
“Robertson turned [Josephine] Mandamin's work into an engaging story that invites children to learn about her activism...The Water Walker is an extraordinary book.

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