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Walk a trail & read a book: March 5-7 StoryPath is recent Caldecott winner “We Are Water Protectors”

March 1, 2021 – FYI

The City and Borough of Juneau Parks & Recreation is partnering with Juneau Education Association (JEA), Juneau Public Libraries, and Sealaska Heritage Institute to bring StoryPath to Juneau’s trails. Three books illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Michaela Goade will be featured on three separate CBJ trails in March and April. Each StoryPath will feature large, laminated pages of the story that you can read as you walk the trail.

StoryPath, part of JEA’s Read Across Alaska program, promotes reading, physical activity, and getting outside:

  • March 5-7 on the Seawalk at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park
    “We Are Water Protectors” by Carole Lindstrom, Activity Kit
  • March 19-21 at Auke Lake Trail
    “Shanyaak’utlaax: Salmon Boy,” adapted from a traditional Tlingit story edited by Johnny Marks, Hans Chester, David Katzeek, and Nora and Richard Dauenhauer.
  • April 2-4 at Rainforest Trail
    “Raven and the Tide Lady” adapted from a traditional Northwest Coast Raven story as told by Tlingit storyteller Susie James, translated and transcribed by Nora Dauenhauer, and edited by Pauline Duncan

All three books are illustrated by Michaela Goade, an artist and children’s book illustrator who grew up in Juneau. Michaela’s Tlingit name is Sheit.een and she is of the Kiks.ádi Clan (Raven/Frog) from Sheet’ká. In January 2021, she won the Caldecott Medal for her artwork in “We Are Water Protectors.”

For more information, contact Recreation & Public Services Manager Lauren Verrelli at 586-5226 or lauren.verrelli@juneau.org, or go to the Facebook Event.