Missing Nimama

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On Thursday, October 20th, we went to the Millenium Library to hear from Melanie Florence, the author of Missing Nimama, a heartwrenching and beautifully illustrated conversation between a daughter and her murdered mother. She shared about how she went from having an idea about a story all the way to publication of her book, and why it was so important that she write the book. CBC Winnipeg’s Terry McLeod hosted the afternoon and interviewed Melanie about the writing process and why she chose such a difficult topic for a picture book.

Next month we’ll be returning to the Millenium Library for a guided tour and to pick up our Winnipeg Public Library cards!

Starts with sticky notes on a cupboard in her house. Daughter on the left, mother on the right.

She started with sticky notes on a cupboard in her house. The daughter’s voice is on the left and her mother’s is on the right.

18 thoughts on “Missing Nimama

  • October 23, 2016 at 2:55 pm
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    This is cool!

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    • October 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm
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      this book is pretty interesting
      i think grade 5/6 shod not be able to read this book because they don’t under stand the book
      i think the ather is a realy good righter

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  • October 23, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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    It sounds like an amazing experience at the library!

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  • October 24, 2016 at 10:38 am
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    I really injoyed reading the book with my classmate. It was so emotional to me because I know how it feels to loose someone close to you. It was awesome tho.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 10:39 am
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    I think this book was a good book because it talked about a child who lost her mother and how she was feeling and how she was always wondering where she would be. This book gave a voice to all of the other families who lost there love ones and weren’t given a voice to. The pictures and the book its self was really good. I also enjoyed going to the library to listen to the auther

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  • October 24, 2016 at 10:39 am
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    At Millennium library i learned many things that includes, many aboriginal women have been taken form there homes to be exact 90% are moms. Also I learned this a good influence to people who didn’t know what happened to aboriginal women.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 10:41 am
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    I think that the book was a little emotional because the book is almost like a real story about aboriginal women missing in winnipeg and alot of them are moms.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 10:42 am
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    the library was so big, All the books you need is in the library. I just notice lot people in the library didn’t use books instead they used computers, laptop, and cellphones.
    About nimama, the author was amazing. she was a great author she published books that will help our community, we need people in our community just like her.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 10:46 am
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    At the library i learned a lot of things that includes, all the aboriginal women gone missing and got killed. Their children was left behind without a mother and i hope they can have a better life as a mother or a father.But i enjoy the book so much 😉

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  • October 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm
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    I think the book was great, because if i haven’t read this book I would have never known about indigenous mothers disappearing. The presentation from Melanie Florence was very well done, she showed us he thought process, she told us about why kids should be able to read this book, and more. I think this book should be for grade 5s/6s because this book shows us a lot on what the indigenous people went through.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 3:03 pm
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    i really liked this book,and i wish i had a gramma like that,and it sucks how i didn’t get because i was late.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 3:05 pm
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    “Finding Nimama” is a really good book for grade 5-7 it teaches you about the Aboriginal women that were killed, missing, lost. I didnt read the book until today, and it kind of felt sad. You can really feel the feeling the Author was trying to go for.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 3:07 pm
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    At Millennium library i learning many interesting facts that i didn’t know happened to aboriginal women in the world including, Many aboriginal women have been taken from there home to be exact 90% are moms. I think grade 5/6 should read this book because they can understand what’s happening in the book and in real life.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm
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    I was not At The library, But i think its a good book to read in spare times,I know about the book after a few pages

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  • October 25, 2016 at 3:10 pm
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    I like the book’s art, kids like me will enjoy it because it’s a picture book. some kids who hate reading book will not get bored in It, and It has a wonderful message.
    the author’s presentation was nice, I clearly understand what she wants to tell to us.
    Gr. 5-6 must read this book I fully recommended it to them. this picture book must be shared it has a meaningful message that must be read.

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  • October 25, 2016 at 3:25 pm
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    i liked the part when her grandma hold the little girls hand its so emotional, it reminds me about one movie i watch. i loved the other parts but this parts real remind me about the movie i watch its related to that part

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  • October 26, 2016 at 6:13 pm
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    It was cool at the library yesterday I had no idea that many aboriginal women’s got killed that is sad like young kids growing up without a mother I think the book is great I liked the drawings and I think it was a good opportunity for us to go.

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  • October 26, 2016 at 6:23 pm
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    I think this book should be for grade 5/6 because it teaches them what the aboriginal women’s go through and I think that is good think to talk about and learn.

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