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Where to Start with Indigenous Picture Books

Jun 01, 2021

Over the last 10 years, there has been an increase in the number of, Indigenous people making children's books. While the numbers of books published about and by Indigenous people are still low, there are some real gems to discover. Reading children's stories produced by First Nations, Metis and Inuit people, is a perfect way to start teaching children about the history and cultures of Canada. It’s important for Indigenous children to see themselves and their culture in books. It is also vital for non-indigenous children to understand the diverse cultures that are present in Canada. Please check out the wonderful First Nation, Metis and Inuit books that the Ottawa Public Library offers.