Please note this title is out of stock. Expected to be reprinted in Spring 2024.
With elegant simplicity and the power of story, this beautiful picture book manages to tell the complex history of the Columbia River. As an educator, this book has been a reliable companion and foundation to support diverse learners to understand the continuity, and change in the Columbia Basin. Told from the point of view of the Columbia River, The Heart of a River invites readers of all ages to connect to our shared place and consider reality from the perspective of this living environment. Connections to the BC K-12 curriculum abound and include direct entry points to core competencies, social studies, and science. After reading the Heart of a River, we are left with a deeper sense of place: caring and inquiring about the choices of the past, our shared present, and the possible futures we will create together.
- Megan Read, Classroom Teacher and Indigenous Support Teacher, School District No 20 (Kootenay-Columbia), Adjunct Professor, West Kootenay Teacher Education Program (UBC WKTEP)