Monday, March 8, 2021

Bibliophile's Corner

We Are Water Protectors
by Carole Lindstrom &
Michaela Goade

Flap Copy Description:
Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all...
When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth and poison her people's water, one young water protector takes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource.
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, this bold and lyrical picture book issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption.

My Thoughts:
I first discovered this book on a Facebook post from author Carole Lindstrom (we are not related), and was pleasantly surprised to learn that it had won the Caldecott Award for the artwork by Michaela Goade. We Are Water Protectors also won the Jane Addams Children's Book Award. Needless to say this picture book is extraordinary for not only its text, but its illustrations. It's an important book to add to a child's "to be read list" if you're hoping to teach them about the importance of our planet's natural resources and climate change. I highly recommend We Are Water Protectors to children of all ages!

Click here to learn about the author, Carole Lindstrom.
Click here to learn about the illustrator, Michaela Goade.