Historian’s Children’s Novel Makes CBC List

Dr. Brittany Luby leaning against a grey wall
Dr. Brittany Luby

Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know by historian Dr. Brittany Luby is listed on CBC Bookslist of books for kids and young adults to read for National Indigenous History Month 2022.  

The story-poem, written in both Anishinaabemowin and English, follows an Anishinaabe child and her grandmother as they explore the seasons and the natural world. It was named as a finalist for the 2022 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards, and the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Awards. 

A professor in the Department of History, Luby researches Anishinaabe studies, Indigenous family strategies and education, and oral history. Her children’s book Encounter was shortlisted for the inaugural Sheila Barry Best Picturebook of the Year Award in 2020.