Jigging for Halibut with Tsinii (Sk'ad'a Stories #1)

by Sara Florence Davidson (Author) Janine Gibbons (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Sk'ad'a Stories

Based on Haida artist Robert Davidson's own experiences with Tsinii (his grandfather), this beautiful story highlights intergenerational knowledge and authentic learning experiences.

Off the northern tip of Haida Gwaii, a boy goes fishing with his tsinii, his grandfather. As they watch the weather, jig for halibut, and row with the tides, there's more to learn from Tsinii than how to catch a fish.

Written by the creators of Potlatch as Pedagogy, this book brings the Haida Sk'ad'a Principles to life through the art of Janine Gibbons.

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Review quotes

My father said once that we cannot forget the importance of Elders. He was worried that we don't respect them like we used to, and wanted that to change. This book is a love letter to Elders, who are our doorway to the past, to the traditions, languages, and ways of living that give us not just identity, but life. It is at once poetic and calming, in both its words and illustrations, and gifts knowledge to us from those that have been entrusted with it.

—David A. Robertson, Governor General's Award-winning author
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Highwater Press
Publication date
September 20, 2021
Sk'ad'a Stories
BISAC categories
JUV013030 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV032170 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Camping & Outdoor Activities
JUV030090 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | Canada - Native Canadian
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