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Surviving the city  Cover Image Book Book

Surviving the city / Tasha Spillett ; Natasha Donovan.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781553797562
  • ISBN: 1553797566
  • ISBN: 9781544446769
  • ISBN: 1544446764
  • ISBN: 9780780475939
  • Physical Description: 54 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba : HighWater Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54).
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Target Audience Note:
HL550L Lexile
Decoding demand: 76 (high) Semantic demand: 92 (very high) Syntactic demand: 68 (high) Structure demand: 86 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 3.1 0.5 513308.
Subject: Indigenous youth > Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Missing persons > Comic books, strips, etc.
Runaway teenagers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Indigenous youth > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Missing persons > Juvenile fiction.
Runaway teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 11 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


  • 0 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Poplar Bluff - Main Library YA FIC GRAPHIC SPILLETT SURVIVING #1 (Text) 38420101780589 COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS (YA) Available -

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