14 inspiring children's books from Indigenous writers

A Promise is A Promise

A Promise Is A Promise is a picture book by Michael Kusugak and Robert Munsch. (Annick Press)

This collaboration between Guelph, Ont. children's author Robert Munsch and Rankin Inlet writer Michael Kusugak brings the Arctic to life for young readers. Featuring a protagonist named Allashua, A Promise Is A Promise takes readers on a journey below the sea ice, where they meet a frightening creature known as Qallupilluit. With its origins in the traditional stories told to protect children in Inuit communities from harm, the book was illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka and first published in 1988.

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