Spirit

Spirit is a graphic novel published in 4 languages (Cree, Chıpewyan, Slavey, and English), written by Richard Van Camp, a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith in the Northwestern Territories of Canada. Richard writes, "I was devastated to read of a young man taking his life some time ago in one of our northern communities because of bullying and I immediately wrote down what I wished for him: I wished that in his final hours that there was a way to show him how much he was loved, cherished, adored, admired, believed in. And I saw, in that moment, a spirit of pure love and innocence coming to him to hold him."

Age Level: 14-16
Language: Cree