by Sunshine Tenasco (Author), Chief Lady Bird (Illustrator)
Determination and teamwork bring clean water for Nibi and her friends.
In Nibi’s Water Song, an Indigenous girl named Nibi is on the search for clean water to drink. Though she faces repeated obstacles, Nibi’s joyful energy and perseverance shines through. She becomes a catalyst for change and action as her community, and then in widening circles the country and government, rally to make clean drinking water available for everyone.
Kids will see that when the stakes are high and a problem seems too large to face, every small bit that someone does can help — and that inaction in the face of a wrong is not an option.In an incredible collaboration of talent, Chief Lady Bird’s stunning original artwork conveys themes of strength, hope and resilience, while Sunshine Tenasco’s amazing optimistic spirit shines through in her writing.
- Commended, Indigenous Picture Book Collection, IBBY Canada, 2021
- Short-listed, IODE Toronto Jean Throop Award, 2020
- Long-listed, First Nation Communities READ Award, 2020
- Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2020