Reading List – Frozen River

Persephone Theatre is pleased to partner with Turning the Tide Bookstore to create book lists for our performances.

Lists will be curated by the Turning the Tide staff, to act as a supplement to what you see on our stage. They will help to expand your knowledge about the themes, history and information within our productions.

All the books on the list are available for purchase through the Turning the Tide website:

The following books are chosen for MTYP’s Frozen River nîkwatin sîpiy Co-written by Michaela Washburn, Joelle Peters and Carrie Costello

List curated by Tracey Mitchell.

Youth & Young Adults:

This Place: 150 Years Retold
by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Treaty Words: For As Long As the Rivers Flow
by Aimee Craft

Forever Birchwood
by Danielle Daniel

The Marrow Thieves
by Cherie Dimaline

Righting Canada’s Wrongs: Residential Schools
by Melanie Florence

Braiding Sweetgrass for Young Adults: Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Powwow Summer
by Nahanni Shingoose

Four Faces of the Moon
by Amanda Strong

Turtle Island: The Story of North America’s First People
by Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger


Oolichan Moon
by Samantha Beynon

We Are Water Protectors
by Carole Lindstrom

My Heart Fills with Happiness
by Monique Gray Smith

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids
by Cynthia Leitich Smith


Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation
by Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson

The Gatherings: Reimagining Indigenous Settler Relations
by Shirley N Hager and Mawopiyane

Life in the City of Dirty Water: A Memoir of Healing
by Clayton Thomas-Muller

The End of This World: Climate Justice in So-Called Canada
by Angele Alook, Emily Eaton and David Gray-Donald

More Powerful Together: Conversations with Climate Activists and Indigenous Land Defenders
by Jen Gobby

The Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Rebuilding the Economy
by Arthur Manuel and Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson

Daughters of the Deer
by Danielle Daniel

To Be a Water Protector
by Winona Laduke

Colouring Book:

Ikwe Colouring Book: Honouring Women, Life Givers, and Water Protectors
by Jackie Traverse

Cree & Gaelic Language Books:

maci-nehiyawewin/Beginning Cree
by Solomon Ratt and Holly Martin Essential

Gaelic Dictionary
by Boyd Robertson and Ian Macdonald

Discovering Words (English, French & Cree, ages 3+)
by Neepin Auger


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