This Land Is My Land
Written and illustrated by George Littlechild
Through his own words and paintings, acclaimed Native artist George Littlechild takes us back in time to the first meeting between his Plains Cree ancestors and the first European settlers in North America. In This Land Is My Land, George intimately and honestly shares with readers how he discovered his Native heritage and what it means to him. He recounts the history of his people and expresses his wish to use his art to portray the wonders of his heritage, and to heal the pain of his people's history.
Check out how to integrate art with the Common Core and support critical thinking using book art with This Land is My Land.
Check out this lesson plan designed for grades 2-5 featuring This Land is My Land, a part of Books to Build On: Indigenous Literatures for Learning from the Werklund School of Education’s Office of Teaching and Learning at the University of Calgary in Canada.
About the Creators
is an internationally renowned artist from the Plains Cree Nation. His first book for Children's Book Press, This Land Is My Land (1993), was the winner of both the prestigious Jane Addams Picture Book Award, and the National Parenting Publications Gold Medal. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.