Surviving the city. 1
(Graphic Novel)

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Winnipeg, Manitoba : HighWater Press, [2018].
Graphic Novel
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54 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 26 cm
For ages 12 and above.


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9781553797562, 1553797566, 9781544446769, 1544446764
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Level 3.1, 1 Points


Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54).
"Tasha Spillet's graphic-novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, resilience, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan's Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape - they're so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. However, when Dez's grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can't stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can't bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces. Will Dez's community find her before it's too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don't? Colonialism and the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People are explored in Natasha Donovan's beautiful illustrations."--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
For ages 12 and above.
Translated into English from the original Anishinaabemowin (Saulteaux).
American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book, 2020
Rise: A Feminist Book Project Top Ten List, 2020

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Spillett-Sumner, T., Donovan, N., Yaciuk, D., & Sumner, J. (2018). Surviving the city . HighWater Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tasha Spillett-Sumner et al.. 2018. Surviving the City. Winnipeg, Manitoba: HighWater Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tasha Spillett-Sumner et al.. Surviving the City Winnipeg, Manitoba: HighWater Press, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Spillett-Sumner, Tasha, Natasha Donovan, Donovan Yaciuk, and Jerry Sumner. Surviving the City HighWater Press, 2018.

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