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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal

New York Times Best Seller

This program is read by the author.

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption - a bold and lyrical audiobook written by Carole Lindstrom.

Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all....

When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth
And poison her people’s water, one young water protector
Takes a stand to defend Earth’s most sacred resource.

A Macmillan Audio production from Roaring Brook Press

©2020 Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Powerful.... Goade’s illustrations combine a mystical mood with the lovely fierceness of a child seeking justice." (The New York Times)

"In this tribute to Native resilience, Indigenous author-and-illustrator team Lindstrom and Goade invite readers to stand up for environmental justice. An inspiring call to action for all who care about our interconnected planet." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

"Goade’s watercolor illustrations fill the spreads with streaming ribbons of water, cosmic backdrops, and lush natural landscapes.... Lindstrom’s spare, poetic text flows with the 'river’s rhythm'. Written in response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, famously protested by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - and other - these pages carry grief, but it is overshadowed by hope in what is an unapologetic call to action." (Booklist, starred review) 

"Observation is not enough, the book communicates: action is necessary.... A passionate call for environmental stewardship." (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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