A Story of Respect
With help from her family and friends, Kode learns the meaning of respect in this story perfect for early readers.
Kode knows many things, but she doesn’t know one thing: What does respect mean? Who will help her figure out the answer? Kode's Quest(ion) is one book in The Seven Teachings Stories series. The Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe — love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth — are revealed in seven stories for children. Set in urban landscapes, Indigenous children tell familiar stories about home, school, and community.
Katherena Vermette’s The Seven Teachings Stories series is a collection of books that holds all the qualities children’s literature can have; her tales are educational, joyous, vivid, and have an irresistible cadence. But the stories have something more. Rich in culture and traditional knowledge, Katherena’s series addresses important topics—such as the residential school system—with the very teachings the series embodies: love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth.- David A. Robertson, author When We Were Alone