Wild Waters, Inside a Voyageur’s World by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden. Chapter book, grade 6 and up, $19.99, 140 pages. Order from Indigenous Education Press / www.goodminds.com.
Tomma was a young Haudenosaunee, also known as Iroquois, voyageur, who signed with the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1828. Together with Governor George Simpson, Tomma was one of the paddlers who challenged Hell’s Gate in the Fraser River. This terrifying passage to the edge of death leads Tomma to make decisions about his future: to remain loyal to the Hudson’s Bay Company or to seek his personal freedom.
Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History (Indigenous Education Press, Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre) by Larry Loyie with Wayne K. Spear and Constance Brissenden. Also available as an iBook. Golden Oak Award.
Two Plays About Residential School (Indigenous Education Press). Edited by Constance Brissenden. Updated 20th anniversary edition of two ground-breaking plays about residential school and its aftermath: Ora Pro Nobis, Pray for Us by Larry Loyie and Vera Manuel’s The Strength of Indian Women.
As Long as the Rivers Flow (Groundwood) by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden, illustrations by Heather D. Holmlund. Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction; Honour Book, First Nation Communities Read Award; Finalist Golden Oak and Rocky Mountain Book awards.
Tant que couleront les rivières, French edition of As Long as the Rivers Flow (Editions des Plaines) by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden.
Goodbye Buffalo Bay, A true story of life in a residential school and of moving on (Theytus) by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden.
When the Spirits Dance, A Cree Boy’s Search for the Meaning of War (Theytus) by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden. Finalist Anskohk Aboriginal Writers Awards.
The Moon Speaks Cree, A Winter Adventure (Theytus) by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden.
Welcome to the Circle (Pearson Canada) by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden.
The Gathering Tree by Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden, illustrations by Heather D. Holmlund (Theytus). Moonbeam Children’s Book Award (USA), Silver Medal, Health Category.