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Laura Deal

Laura Deal was born and raised in a small farming town in Nova Scotia. As a young adult, she climbed aboard an airplane and moved to Iqaluit, Nunavut. Since 2005, she has rooted herself in the Canadian Arctic and started a family. She wrote this story for her three-year-old daughter, Niviaq, who was adopted through traditional Inuit custom adoption.

How Nivi Got Her Names
Authors:
Laura Deal
Artists:
Charlene Chua
Format: Paperback
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; Inuit;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

Nivi has always known that her names were special, but she does not know where they came from. So, one sunny afternoon, Nivi decides to ask her mom how she got her names. 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.

How Nivi Got Her Names is an easy-to-understand introduction to traditional Inuit naming, with a story that touches on Inuit custom adoption.

Review
"Charlene Chua's gentle illustrations help to unify the concepts in the story quite clearly. The reader is able to grasp the concepts of Nivi's ancestry by viewing the photographs in the story of loving, smiling and welcoming namesakes of both Nova Scotian and Inuit relatives. I particularly like the illustrations that depict Nivi's namesakes surrounding her in circles of love and family. The messages of love, respect and identity are important ones and ultimately make How Nivi Got Her Names relatable to all children. It can be read as both a story and an information book, and it could be used effectively in classrooms to teach concepts of heritage, community, history and family." — CM Magazine

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36 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

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$10.95

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In the Sky at Nighttime
Authors:
Laura Deal
Artists:
Tamara Campeau
Format: Hardcover
Grade Levels: Preschool;

In the sky at nighttime the northern lights dance, a mothers song sways on the breeze, and a raven roosts atop a tall building, bathed in the white of the moon. 

This lyrical poem sends readers sailing through the Arctic night sky to see and hear the unique beauty of a Northern night. 

Educator Information
Recommended for ages 3 and under.

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36 pages | 8.50" x 8.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$16.95

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