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If I go missing / text by Brianna Jonnie and Nahanni Shingoose ; art by Neal Shannacappo.

Jonnie, Brianna, (author.). Shingoose, Nahanni, (author.). Shannacappo, Neal, (illustrator.).

"A powerfully illustrated graphic novel for teens about the subject of missing and murdered Indigenous people. Combining graphic fiction and non-fiction, this young adult graphic novel serves as a window into one of the unique dangers of being an Indigenous teen in Canada today. The text of the book is derived from excerpts of a letter written to the Winnipeg Chief of Police by fourteen-year-old Brianna Jonnie -- a letter that went viral and in which, Jonnie calls out the authorities for neglecting to immediately investigate and involve the public in the search for missing Indigenous people, and urges them to "not treat me as the Indigenous person I am proud to be" if she were to be reported missing. Indigenous artist Neal Shannacappo provides the artwork for the book. Through his illustrations he imagines a situation in which a young Indigenous woman does disappear, portraying the reaction of her community, her friends, the police and media. An author's note at the end of the book provides context for young readers about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781459414518
  • ISBN: 1459414519
  • Physical Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 25 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada : James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers, 2019.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
GN1100L Lexile
Awards Note:
Indigenous Voices Award
The Canadian Children's Book Center, Best Books for Kids & Teens selection
Subject: Indigenous women > Canada > Comic books, strips, etc.
Indigenous women > Canada > Juvenile literature.
Indigenous women > Crimes against > Canada > Comic books, strips, etc.
Indigenous women > Crimes against > Canada > Juvenile literature.
Indigenous women > Violence against > Canada > Comic books, strips, etc.
Indigenous women > Violence against > Canada > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Adams County Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Littlestown Library YA FIC JONNIE BRIANNA (Text) 35740636023079 Young Adult Graphic Novel Available -

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