Environmentalists from our First Nations

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This collection of biographies is great for Canadian Social Science, First Nations, and Language Arts (Biography) curriculum

Like the other books in the First Nations Series for Young Readers, this books offers ten short and engaging biographies of First Nations/Native activists who advocate not only for the environment but for Native rights. Their stories are full of highs and lows, triumphs and setbacks. Environmental trailblazers, these men and women are role models for children everywhere.

Praise & Recognition

"These short biographies of environmentalists are sure to engage a whole classroom of readers. From the focus on a particular environmental crisis, to a description of each person's native heritage, to the writing style and level, the stories are accessible to readers young and old."

Canadian Teacher Magazine

"Although some of the featured life stories began long ago and some more recently, all provide opportunities for teachers to explore transforming as a reading and thinking strategy with students."

Canadian Review Magazine

Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Multicultural Non-Fiction 2012 - Short-listed

Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Science/Nature/Environment 2012 - Short-listed

ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards: Juvenile Non-Fiction 2011 - Short-listed

American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Awards Honor Book in the Young Adult category 2012 - Short-listed


Publication Date: September 1, 2011

Reading Age: 9 - 12

Genre: Children's Nonfiction, Middle Grade

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

ISBN: 978-1-897187-98-2

About the Author

Vincent Schilling

Vincent Schilling is the author of three books in the First Nations Series for Young Readers. He is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk tribe and lives in Virginia Beach, USA.
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