Go Show the World book cover

Go Show the World

Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Wab Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book, illustrated by the acclaimed Joe Morse. Including figures such as Crazy Horse, Net-no-kwa, former NASA astronaut John Herrington and Canadian NHL goalie Carey Price, Go Show the World showcases a diverse group of Indigenous people in the US and Canada [who] empower the reader with this message: “We are people who matter, yes, it’s true; now let’s show the world what people who matter can do.”

Distinctions: Finalist, Governor General Literary Award (2020); Silver Birch Nominee, OLA Forest of Reading (2020); OLA Best Bets List (2019)

Ideal for:
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30, National Indigenous History Month June, National Indigeous Peoples Day June 21.

Go Show the World. Text © 2021 Wab Kinew Illustrations © 2021 Joe Morse. Reproduced by permission of Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Company, Toronto.

In his picture-book debut, Canadian politician and musician Kinew (Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation) aims to uplift and inspire youth, especially Indigenous youth. Touching on topics of Creation, [and residential] schools, this book has a broad reach.

Kirkus Reviews

Kinew quashes stereotypes and provides readers with both historical and contemporary examples of diverse American and Canadian Indigenous leaders. . . . Go Show the World belongs in every school library.

CM Magazine

Book Creators

Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew portrait

Wab Kinew the bestselling, award-winning author of Go Show the World and The Reason You Walk. A member of the Midewin and an Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, he is a former journalist, hip-hop artist and television host. Kinew, who is a provincial politician in Manitoba, lives in Winnipeg with his family. This is his first picture book.

Joe Morse

Joe Morse portrait

My work has been recognized with over 200 international awards, exhibited in Italy, the US and Canada and commissioned for: posters, billboards, coins, apparel, books and a bus. Illustrated picture books have been nominated twice for the Governor General’s Literary Award, won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Book Prize and Go Show the World, was nominated in the Forest of Reading book program—kids actually like them!