"Harrowing, wrenching, and hopeful."
— Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

"A timely, powerful piece of nonfiction, this is a first purchase for most collections."
— School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

"Gut-punch of a volume..."
— Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

• White Ravens Collection, International Youth Library, Munich
• Silver Birch Award, Honour Book
• Booklist Editors' Choice
• Books of the Year, Quill & Quire

• Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best 2017
• EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards, California Reading Association

• Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Notable Books for a Global Society
• 2018 Rocky Mountain Book Award nomination


“A stunning anthology of creative writing and art . . . All YA collections will want this”
—School Library Journal, *STARRED REVIEW

“Both testament to the complexity of Indigenous women’s identities and ferocious statement
that these women fully inhabit the modern world.” 
—Kirkus Reviews, *STARRED REVIEW

"Bold and sensitive, universal and personal—the kind of book that can save a teenager's life."
Poetry Foundation

• Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction
• American Indian Library Association's Youth Literature Award
• Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalist, YALSA
• Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred, Canadian Children’s Book Centre
• Red Maple Award 2019 - nominee

• Best Books List, Kirkus Reviews
• Best Books List, School Library Journal
• Books of the Year, Quill & Quire

• Amelia Bloomer Project List, Top Ten
• Notable Books for a Global Society
• The Year's Best List, Resource Links
• The List 2018, Toronto Public Library (teen choice)
• Indigenous Literature Award finalist, First Nation Communities READ

 

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