Blueberry Rapids

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Giniw is going with his Nookomis to pick blueberries, but all he has on his mind is to go down to the rapids to sketch.

 

Giniw is going with his Nookomis to pick blueberries, but all he has on his mind is to go down to the rapids to sketch. The budding young artist smuggles crayons into his backpack so he can draw the bears eating blueberries, and off they go. It’s a magical day: The lake becomes a giant sheet of glass. Tea leaves boiling in the kettle become tiny canoes in whitewater. A mama bear is happy to share her blueberry patch. A fall into the rapids heals Giniw’s hurt hand. And Giniw and Nookomis make a medicine banner to tell their community that he was healed by Blueberry Rapids. Meshake’s acrylic paintings are as magical as his bilingual Ojibwe-English story.

 

Author: Rene Andre Meshake (Ojibwe)

Illustrations: Color illustrations by Rene Andre Meshake

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2008

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Ojibwe