Win a Copy of “Encounter” in Our Giving Library Giveaway!

Get ready for another Book Giveaway from the Mountain Lake PBS Giving Library!

Expand your home or classroom library with the beautiful children’s book, Encounter, by Brittany Luby and illustrated by Michaela Goade, in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

Based on the real journal kept by French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1534, Encounter imagines a first meeting between a French sailor and a Stadaconan fisher. As they navigate their differences, the wise animals around them note their similarities, illuminating common ground.

This extraordinary imagining by Brittany Luby, Professor of Indigenous History, is paired with stunning art by Michaela Goade, winner of 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Best Picture Book Award. Encounter is a luminous telling from two Indigenous creators that invites readers to reckon with the past, and to welcome, together, a future that is yet unchartered.

This book, recommended for ages 3 to 7, includes an author’s reflection and historical note that provide crucial context to the events in the story.

To enter, “like” and “share” our Book Giveaway post on social media.

Winners will be selected on Friday, December 3rd.

*No purchase necessary

Interested in learning more about Encounter? Check out this Book Chat with Illustrator Michaela Goade from Little Brown Books for Young Readers.

You can also listen to the NPR Weekend Edition feature of the book, “A Sailor Meets A Fisherman In 1534: It’s An ‘Encounter,’ Not A Discovery.”