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Tasha Hilderman

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Métis Like Me (2024) 26 cópias, 15 resenhas


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I am far out of the intended age range for this book, but I desperately wish I had something like it when I was younger. I am Métis like the author, I am from the same area originally and also grew up with very little of my native culture. I am happy to be re-connecting with it now as an adult but s book like this would have helped me do so much faster if I had it even when I was 12 or 13 not just as a little child.
My heart is full knowing children nowadays will get this type of book read to them. That they will know how important their identity is even if they don't know much about it. They'll know how to learn and share cultures amongst other children. It's beautiful.… (mais)
Jacea | outras 14 resenhas | Jun 25, 2024 |
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This book is an amazing introduction to the Metis culture. Finding out that I myself am Metis, I was so excited to be receiving this book. Fun pictures, quick to the point about Metis culture and having the Author's note and the page about the Michif language pulled out memories of words that I had spoken as a child. This book helped me to engage children from other cultures discuss how important it is to speak ones language and that it is great to learn and ask questions about other cultures. I highly recommend this book to be in all elementary schools.… (mais)
stark.reading.mad | outras 14 resenhas | Jun 17, 2024 |
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I think God delights in seeing biracial people. I think He loves it when people's love transcends boundaries and points to the depths of His own love for us. Biracial people are beautiful and valuable, and they are a living reminder to us that love overcomes hate. In Canada, there are a unique group of biracial people called the Métis. They are the descendants of intermarriages between First Nations peoples and European traders and explorers. The Métis are recognized as their own distinct people. They are many different colors and even have their own language. They have customs and traditions just like any other culture.
"Métis Like Me" is a book about the resilience and continued heritage of the Métis people. The author jumps back and forth among the voices of different Métis children. Each of them talks about a portion of their heritage that they engage in (picking berries, cooking bannock, beading, telling stories, fiddling and jigging), and we get the impression that they are glad and proud to be Métis. One child states that he is Métis, but he doesn't know any of his cultural heritage or history. But the other children comfort him, telling him that it is never too late to learn. Encouraged, he states that he is "growing" and that he is "an important part of a community". The children talk about how through their picking, beading, etc., they are connected with the generations that have gone before. Winding to a close, the book states its most important point -
"We are strong!"
"We are resilient!"
"We are still here!"
I thought this book was a good beginner's book for learning about Métis culture. There is much more to learn, but this book is a good way to ease one in. One Michif (the language of the Métis people) word is included in the book's dialogue, but there is a whole list of words and their translation in the appendices.
The illustrations of "Métis Like Me" are fun and colorful, inviting to your little ones. One of my very favorite things about this hardback book is the textured dust cover. The flowers and leaves on the front are supposed to be beaded in Métis style, and they are textured into tiny bead-like bumps. They are so fun to feel and really bring the artwork to life. I guess another reason why I find this book meaningful and would want my children to have it is that it fills an important niche in teaching children about the existence of people who are different from them but the same as them and teaching them that these different but the same people have value and beauty. And the other most important thing about this book is that it brings the Métis and other First Nations into the public eye and educates us that "[They] are still here."
The authoress of this book, Tasha Hilderman is Métis herself and lives in Alberta on the homeland of the Métis people. She writes with dignity and love for her culture. This book is published by Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House that has been putting effort into printing more Indigenous books by Indigenous authors. They have published a couple of other titles I have recommended, namely "Encounter" and "The Barren Grounds". "Métis Like Me" is also available for sale on Birchbark Books, an exclusive Native bookshop owned by noted Chippewa author Louise Erdrich.
On a personal note, I like this book but not as much as others in my collection. I think particularly of books like "When the Shadbush Blooms", a cultural history of the Lenape people. Nevertheless, as I said before, this book fills an important niche, and I do feel that children would enjoy it more than I may have. It's a good book, and I do recommend it.
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littleone1996 | outras 14 resenhas | Jun 16, 2024 |
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'Metis Like Me' is a simple, beautifully illustrated introduction to the Canadian Indigenous ethnic group. It describes Metis culture including crafts, music, cooking and family life. This would make a great read-aloud for young readers learning about the many types of people in the world.
sawilson54 | outras 14 resenhas | Jun 7, 2024 |


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