Thursday, April 22, 1:00 PM ET
We Are Water Protectors Earth Day Event with Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade
Live via Zoom. Free with RSVP through Macmillan Children's Publishing Group
Celebrate Earth Day on Thursday, April 22nd with Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade, the creators of the Caldecott Medal Winner and New York Times bestseller We Are Water Protectors.
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption. Carole and Michaela will read the book, talk about the inspiration, and then lead readers in a Water Protector pledge. Following the presentation, Michaela and Carole will take questions from the audience.
Carole Lindstrom is Anishinabe/Metis and is a proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe Indians. She was born and raised in Nebraska and currently makes her home in Maryland.
Michaela Goade is a Caldecotte Medal-winning illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Juneau, Alaska, where she was also raised. Her childhood was spent in the forests and on the beaches of Southeast Alaska and her artistic style is rooted in the depth and beauty of its landscapes. Forever inspired by the coastal wilds of Southeast Alaska, she works to capture its magic and honor its vibrant cultures. Michaela is from the Raven moiety and Kiks.ádi Clan from Sitka, Alaska.
Registered audience members will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.
Books are available to order from Greenlight for in-store pickup or direct-to-home shipping.
Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
New York Times Bestseller
Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption—a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.
Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .
When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth
And poison her people’s water, one young water protector
Takes a stand to defend Earth’s most sacred resource.
Powerful....Goade’s illustrations combine a mystical mood with the lovely fierceness of a child seeking justice." —The New York Times
*"This book will both educate and inspire youth." —School Library Journal
*"In this tribute to Native resilience, Indigenous author-and-illustrator team Lindstrom and Goade invite readers to stand up for environmental justice. An inspiring call to action for all who care about our interconnected planet."—starred review, Kirkus Reviews