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Surviving the city  Cover Image Book Book

Surviving the city / Tasha Spillett ; Natasha Donovan.


"Tasha Spillet's graphic-novel debut, Surviving the City, is a story about womanhood, friendship, resilience, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan's Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up in an urban landscape - they're so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. However, when Dez's grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can't stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can't bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces. Will Dez's community find her before it's too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don't? Colonialism and the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit People are explored in Natasha Donovan's beautiful illustrations."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781553797562
  • ISBN: 1553797566
  • ISBN: 9781553798989
  • ISBN: 1553798988
  • Physical Description: volumes : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba : HighWater Press, [2018]-

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Vol 1. includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54).
Formatted Contents Note:
v. 1. Surviving the city -- v. 2. From the roots up --
Target Audience Note:
For ages 12 and above.
Subject: Indigenous youth > Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Missing persons > Comic books, strips, etc.
Runaway teenagers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Aboriginal Canadians > Traditional spirituality.
Aboriginal Canadians > Activism.
Aboriginal Canadians > Urbanization.
Indigenous youth > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons > Juvenile fiction.
Runaway teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Ojibwa girls > Juvenile fiction.
Cree girls > Juvenile fiction.
Children of murder victims > Juvenile fiction.
Winnipeg (Man.) > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library J Spil v1 (Text) 33294002165777 Juvenile Graphic Novels Volume hold Available -
Prince Rupert Library J Spil v2 (Text) 33294002165785 Juvenile Graphic Novels Volume hold Available -

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