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Go Show the World

This is illustrated children's book by Wab Kinew is a celebration of Indigenous people through time.

Wab Kinew, illustrated by Joe Morse

Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Wab Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book, illustrated by the acclaimed Joe Morse. Including figures such as Crazy Horse, Net-no-kwa, former NASA astronaut John Herrington and Canadian NHL goalie Carey Price, Go Show the World showcases a diverse group of Indigenous people in the US and Canada, both the more well known and the not-so-widely recognized. Individually, their stories, though briefly touched on, are inspiring; collectively, they empower the reader with this message: "We are people who matter, yes, it's true; now let's show the world what people who matter can do." (From Tundra Books)

Go Show the World is on the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award shortlist for young people's literature — illustrated books.

From the book

An image from inside the picture book Go Show the World illustrated by Joe Morse and written by Wab Kinew. (Joe Morse/Penguin Random House)

Interviews

Writer, musician and politician Wab Kinew talks about his new children's book Go Show The World, which introduces a whole new generation of kids to some of North America's Indigenous trailblazers. 10:58

Other books by Wab Kinew

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