What's My Superpower?
Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Tim Mack
Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends with super strength (who can dangle from the monkey bars for hours), and friends who are better than her at a million other things.
Nalvana thinks she must be the only kid in town without a superpower. But then her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique and special, and that her superpower was right in front of her all along. (From Inhabit Media)
CBC Kids Reads will air during the CBC Kids weekday morning block on CBC TV and CBC Gem on March 27-30. CBC Kids hosts Tony and Janaye, as well as Gary the Unicorn, Mr. Orlando, Cottonball and Makeup Monster, will share their six favourite Canadian picture books and celebrate the love of reading.
Aviaq Johnston writes books for children, teenagers and grown ups. Her books include Those Who Run in the Sky, winner of the Indigenous Voices Award and a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for young people's literature — text, and the sequel, Those Who Dwell Below. Johnston also wrote the short stories Tarnikuluk and The Haunted Blizzard, featured in Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories. She grew up in Igloolik and now lives in Iqaluit with her dog, Sunny.
- Why author Aviaq Johnston's stories are rooted in the Arctic
- Why Aviaq Johnston thinks we should see ourselves in stories
Tim Mack cannot fly, run super fast, or swim like a fish, so instead he draws those things. Tim is a Canadian-born illustrator living in Vancouver. He enjoys playing with colours and shapes and never misses an opportunity to swim in the ocean, though he still wishes he could swim as well as a fish.
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