Nibi's Water Song (Hardcover)
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
This bright and vivacious book from two Native creators celebrates the energy, moxie, and determination of water activists of all ages.
When Nibi, an Indigenous girl, turns the tap in her house, only mucky brown water comes out. That starts her on a search for clean water to drink. Though she must face polluted rivers, unfriendly neighbors, and her own temporary discouragement, Nibi's joyful energy becomes a catalyst for change and action as her community rallies around her to make clean drinking water available for all.
The hopeful tone and lively read-aloud quality of the text open the door to conversations and action with young children, while the distinctive, delightful artwork conveys the themes of vitality, resistance, and resilience. The word Nibi means water in the Anishinaabe language, and Nibi's Water Song is as refreshing and revitalizing as its protagonist's name.