Stand Like A Cedar

by Nicola I. Campbell
illustrated by Carrielynn Victor
Highwater Press, 2021
ISBN 978-1553799214
$19.95, 40 pp, ages 6 – 10

Stand Like a Cedar is an exploration and celebration of the natural sights and sounds in the west coast wilderness through the four seasons. Gratitude is expressed in the words of an Indigenous child as she observes and learns about the many gifts the land provides her people. Two-page, evocative illustrations enhance the text and each page features words in two Salish languages.

Classroom Connections: Stand Like A Cedar could be read to support classroom themes such as ecology, Indigenous studies, gratitude, and family and community connections. A glossary and pronunciation guide for the Indigenous words embedded in the text is provided at the back of the book, along with a page with factual information about the Coastal and Interior languages of the Salish Peoples.

Review by Diana Mumford.

This review is featured in Canadian Teacher Magazine’s Spring 2022 issue.

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