Based on a story by Iskwé and Erin Leslie.
May, a young teenage girl, traverses the city streets, finding keepsakes in different places along her journey. When May and her kookum make these keepsakes into a necklace, it opens a world of danger and fantasy. While May fights against a terrible reality, she learns that there is strength in the spirit of those who have passed. But will that strength be able to save her? A story of tragedy and beauty, Will I See? illuminates the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Great ideas for using this book in the classroom can be found in the Turtle Island Reads: Teacher Guide. Turtle Island Reads was launched by CBC Montreal in partnership with LEARN, the Quebec Writers’ Federation, CODE and McGill University’s Faculty of Education. A FREE copy of the guide is available for download here. Turtle_Island_ReadsTG(Will_I_See) For more information about Turtle Island Reads please visit www.cbc.ca.
Will I See? adds to a short list of comics that address the seemingly endless issue of violence against women – and one of the only ones I am aware of that focuses particularly on Indigenous women. The need for these stories, combined with the masterful, hauntingly beautiful artwork make this a must-have title, not only for libraries, but for anyone – meaning, everyone – who works with those most at risk for violence.
—Matthew Noe, Librarian
Chosen for CBC’s Turtle Island Reads (2019)
Finalist for High Plains Book Awards, Indigenous Writer
Selected for The List, Great Reads for Youth, Hard Hitting category by the Toronto Public Library
Winner of the Manuela Dias Book Design and Illustration Award Graphic Novel Category
Selected for Best Books for Kids & Teens and signified as a title of exceptional caliber by The Canadian Children’s Book Centre
ERAC Evaluated and Approved
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