Our archaeologically-inspired story book has many cousins from across the world! There are many other authors and illustrators working to develop children’s stories incorporating cultural and archaeological heritage to inspire kids to engage with their past. Check out these projects (curated by Dr. Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown):
Blackflies, written by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Jay Odjick
El Enano de Uxmal, by the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Collection of “Coastal Books” described in Hakai Magazine – PART I
Collection of “Coastal Books” described in Hakai Magazine – PART II
A List of 10 Indigenous children’s books focused on Arctic Peoples
When We Were Alone, written by David Alexander Robertson and illustrated by Julie Flett
I May Not Have a Home, But I Have Rights, written by Andrea Landriault (an anthropologically-inspired storybook)
The Water Walker, written and illustrated by Joanne Robertson
Pisim Finds her Miskanow, written by William Dumas and illustrated by Leonard Paul, part of the Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak: Reclamation, Regeneration, and Reconciliation project.
Mills, Selena. 2018. “17 Beautiful Indigenous Comic Books and Video Games for Kids. CBC.com.
Adventures in Archaeological Science, created by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History