Mingan My Village: Poems by Inuit schoolchildren by RogeMingan My Village: Poems by Inuit schoolchildren by Roge

Mingan My Village: Poems by Inuit schoolchildren


Paperback | April 22, 2014

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"While descending the Kuakuapishish River I am transformed into a butterfly With my new wings, like a wolf I cry When night falls" — Cynthia

Illustrator Rogé visited a school in Mingan, an Innu village in northeastern Quebec. He spent a few days taking the time to photograph each child. Once he returned home to his studio, brush in hand, he revisited the eyes of these children and drew their portraits.

Mingan, my Village is a collection of fifteen faces, and fifteen poems written by young Innu. Given a platform to be heard, the children chose to transport readers far away from the difficulties and problems related to their realities to see the beauty that surrounds them in nature.

First published in 2012 Mingan my village has won several awards and nominations, including:

  • Winner, 2013 Prix des libraires du Quebec jeunesse (5-11 years category)
  • 2013 Governor General's Award, French Children's Illustration finalist
  • Finalist, Prix TD de Litterature Canadienne pour L'enfance et la Jeunesse 2013
As a child, Rogé (Roger Girard) knew that he wanted to be an artist. After earning a degree in graphic design at Université Laval, he worked in advertising for five years before working in international cooperation in the Dominican Republic. While there, he created large murals in a local village. He returned to Montreal, changed by th...
Title:Mingan My Village: Poems by Inuit schoolchildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 12 × 8 × 0.2 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:Fifth House PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927083249

ISBN - 13:9781927083246