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How Nivi Got Her Names

How Nivi Got Her Names
by Laura Deal (Author) and Charlene Chua (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Nivi has always known that her names were special, but she does not know where they came from. One sunny afternoon, Nivi decides to ask her mom. The stories of the people Nivi is named after lead her to an understanding of traditional Inuit naming practices and knowledge of what those practices mean to Inuit people.

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Nivi’s mom paused. She looked right at Nivi and said, “We all love you, dear Nivi, for all that you are. For the names that you have, for the character and traits we see in you, and the people we are reminded of when we are with you.”

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Piece By Piece

Piece By Piece
by Stephanie Shaw (Author) and Sylvie Daigneault (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Drawing inspiration from the natural world around her, a weaver woman with a magical touch crafts exquisite fabrics. And from the fabric she fashions a wondrous dress, with a bodice that sparkles of starlight and lace like the foam of an ocean wave. The weaver envisions the food and clothing she will be able to buy for her children from the sale of the dress. But when she takes the dress to a local shopkeeper, the weaver is told her work is not saleable. And so she starts over again.

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Animal Journeys

Animal Journeys
by Patricia Hegarty (Author) and Jessica Courtney-Tickle (Illustrator)

Booktalk: Animals are simply amazing! Many of them migrate for various reasons, often enduring harsh, unforgiving environments. Learn about which animal has the longest migration of any creature; the creative way that one island assists with its crab migration; and much more in this beautifully illustrated journal of journeys.

Snippet: Humpback whales can be found in every ocean.

They take part in one of the longest mammal migrations, traveling an average of 3,100 (5,000 km) to warmer waters near the equator in order to breed and give birth to their young.

Nonfiction Monday

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