"The Woman Carried Away by Killer Whales: A Haida Story"
Illustrated by Janine Gibbons
When a woman is carried off by killer whales, her husband embarks on a journey to get her back. Aided by friends he meets along the way, the man follows her trail across the bottom of the sea to the Killer Whale House. Find out what happens to Nanasimgit and Ḵ’uljàad in this ancient Haida story.
The Woman Carried Away by Killer Whales is an ancient story based on oral history that has been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of years. Traditional stories document Native history, reflect Native world-views, and are highly valued clan possessions that are integral to Native identity.
This book is part of the award-winning Baby Raven Reads, a Sealaska Heritage program for Alaska Native families with children up to age 5 that promotes language development and school readiness. Winner of the 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Best Picture Book Award.