Nicola I. Campbell, illustrated by Kim LaFave
Shin-chi is six years old and is about to go a new school — the residential school his sister already attends. As they travel to the school together, Shin-chi's sister tells him about all the things they must remember about their home. Shin-chi keeps those memories close as he spends the year at school, lonely and working hard.
Shin-chi's Canoe won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2009.
Nicola I. Campbell is an author of Nłeʔkepmx, Syilx and Métis descent, from British Columbia. Her stories weave cultural and land-based teachings that focus on respect, endurance, healing and reciprocity.
Kim LaFave is a painter and illustrator living in Roberts Creek, B.C.
Campbell and LaFave co-created Shi-shi-etko and its sequel Shin-chi's Canoe.
- 48 books by Indigenous writers to read to understand residential schools
- B.C. author Nicola Campbell hopes to brighten Indigenous narratives