Indigenous author David Alexander Robertson visited a grade 4/5 classroom at Crestview School on October 2nd. The class has been studying his graphic novel series 'Tales From Big Spirit', and using them as a springboard to do their own writing about heroes. If you're not familiar with the series, it's an amazing set that educates students (and adults!) about various Indigenous people throughout history that have made important contributions to our country.
The class LOVES the series and had a ton of questions for Dave about where he got his inspiration from, his own history, and how he goes about writing his books!
What a great afternoon! Thanks for coming out Dave!
For more information on Dave's novels, go to this website: Portage and Main Press
His books are also available at McNally Robinson, and would be an essential for any classroom or school library!