Muinji’j Asks Why

Told by Muinji’j and Shanika MacEachern
Illustrated by Zeta Paul
Nimbus Publishing
Ages 5 to 8

As long-overdue discussions about reconciliation continue, kids are more aware than ever of the systemic racism in this country. What’s far harder for them to understand is why that cruelty ever took root in the first place. Mi’kmaw woman Shanika MacEachern and her young daughter Muinji’j form a unique storytelling duo, breaking down the colonization process that began with the first European settlers and led directly to the horrors of the Shubenacadie Residential School. 

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