From New York Times bestselling picture book author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Bridget George comes Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior, an inspiring picture book biography about two Indigenous Rights Activists, Josephine Mandamin and Autumn Peltier.
The seventh generation is creating
A sea of change.
It was a soft voice, at first.
Like a ripple.
But with practice it grew louder.
Indigenous women have long cared for the land and water, which in turn sustains all life on Earth—honoring their ancestors and providing for generations to come. Yet there was a time when their voices and teachings were nearly drowned out, leaving entire communities and environments in danger and without clean water.
But then came Grandma Josephine and her great-niece, Autumn Peltier.
Featuring a foreword from water advocate and Indigenous Rights Activist Autumn Peltier herself, this stunning picture book from New York Times-bestselling author Carole Lindstrom and illustrator Bridget George gives voice to the water and asks young readers to join the tidal wave of change.
Carole Lindstrom is the author of the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Award-winning We Are Water Protectors. She is Anishinaabe/Métis and is a proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe Indians. She was born and raised in Nebraska and currently makes her home in Maryland.
Bridget George is an illustrator and children's book author living in London, Ontario with her son Noah and guinea pig Albus. She was born in Sarnia, Ontario, raised on the Anishinaabe nation of Kettle and Stony Point, and she belongs to the bear clan. Her debut picture book was It's a Mitig! which centers around introducing the Anishinaabe language to children with the use of nature.
*"A brilliant combination of story, culture, and activism in the cause of protecting the environment. Highly recommended for all collections." —School Library Journal, starred review
"George’s rich, cartoon images reverently depict Autumn’s growth as an organizer under her ancestors’ guidance, honoring their intergenerational struggles. Lindstrom’s latest is a moving tribute to Native women and their crucial leadership in Indigenous and water rights." —Kirkus