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Four faces of the moon  Cover Image Book Book

Four faces of the moon / written and created by Amanda Strong.

Strong, Amanda, 1984- (author,, artist.).


"On a journey to uncover her family's story, Spotted Fawn travels through time and space to reclaim connection to ancestors, language, and the land--creating a path forward in this essential graphic novel. In the dreamworld she bears witness to a mountain of buffalo skulls. They stand as a ghostly monument to the slaughter of the Plains bison to near extinction-- a key tactic to starve and contain the Indigenous People onto reservations. On this path, Spotted Fawn knows she must travel through her own family history to confront the harsh realities of the past and reignite her connection to her people and the land. Her darkroom becomes a portal, and her photographs allow her glimpses into the lives of her relatives over the course of four chapters of this book, which follow the phases of the moon. Time and space become unlocked and unfurl in front of her eyes. Guided by her ancestors, Spotted Fawn's travels through the past allow her to come into full face--like the moon itself. Adapted from the acclaimed stop-motion animated film of the same name, written and directed by Amanda Strong, Four Faces of the Moon brings the oral and written history of the Michif, Cree, Nakoda and Anishinaabe Peoples and their cultural link to the buffalo alive on the page. Deeply resonant and beautifully rendered, this graphic novel retelling is essential reading. Backmatter by Dr. Sherry Farrell-Racette (Michif), an associate professor of Native Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Manitoba, provides information on Michif culture and history and the injustices of colonialism."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1773214543
  • ISBN: 9781773214542
  • ISBN: 9781773214535
  • ISBN: 1773214535
  • Physical Description: 202 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto ; Annick Press, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Adapted from the stop-motion animated film of the same name, written and directed by Amanda Strong.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 199).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- New moon -- Half moon -- Three-quarter moon -- Full moon -- Afteword: Who are the M├ętis? / by Sherry Farrell Racette.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Issued also in electronic formats.
Subject: Indigenous peoples > Canada > History > Comic books, strips, etc.
Indigenous peoples > Canada > History > Juvenile fiction.
Indigenous peoples > Colonization > Canada > Comic books, strips, etc.
Indigenous peoples > Colonization > Canada > Juvenile fiction.
Space and time > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels > Canada.
Indigenous peoples > Canada > History > Fiction.
Indigenous peoples > Colonization > Canada > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Canada.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Indigenous.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novel adaptations.

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Coldwater Branch YA GN STR (Text) 35401425268678 Young Adult Graphic Novels Reshelving -

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