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Surviving the city / Tasha Spillett ; Natasha Donovan.


"Tasha Spillet's graphic-novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, resilience, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan's Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape - they're so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. However, when Dez's grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can't stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can't bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces. Will Dez's community find her before it's too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don't? Colonialism and the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People are explored in Natasha Donovan's beautiful illustrations."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781553797562
  • ISBN: 1553797566
  • ISBN: 9781544446769
  • ISBN: 1544446764
  • Physical Description: 54 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba : HighWater Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54).
Target Audience Note:
For ages 12 and above.
Awards Note:
American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Book Honor, 2020
Subject: Indigenous youth > Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Missing persons > Comic books, strips, etc.
Runaway teenagers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Indigenous youth > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons > Juvenile fiction.
Runaway teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Ojibwa girls > Juvenile fiction.
Cree girls > Juvenile fiction.
Children of murder victims > Juvenile fiction.
Teenagers > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Runaways > Fiction.
Indians of North America > Canada > Fiction.
Graphic novels.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / Aboriginal & Indigenous.
Runaway teenagers.
Missing persons.
Indigenous youth.
Winnipeg (Man.) > Juvenile fiction.
Canada > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Juvenile works.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Romans graphiques.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Homer Public Library YAGN SPI (Text) 000156712 Teen Corner -- Graphic Novel Available -

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