Shin-chi's Canoe

by Nicola I. Campbell

Other authorsKim LaFave (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2008



When they arrive at school, Shi-shi-etko reminds Shinchi, her six-year-old brother, that they can only use their English names and that they can't speak to each other. For Shinchi, life becomes an endless cycle of church mass, school, and work, punctuated by skimpy meals. He finds solace at the river, clutching a tiny cedar canoe, a gift from his father, and dreaming of the day when the salmon return to the river — a sign that it’s almost time to return home. This poignant story about a devastating chapter in First Nations history is told at a child’s level of understanding.

This item was purchased with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon. Institute of Museum and Library Services:


Groundwood Books (2008), Edition: Illustrated, 40 pages


Original language



0888998570 / 9780888998576

Physical description

40 p.; 8.5 x 8.25 inches


1 copy
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