Jigging for Halibut with Tsinii

December 23, 2021

CBC Books has named Jigging for Halibut with Tsinii one of its top Canadian picture books of 2021.

Written by Dr. Sara Florence Davidson, a Haida/Settler author and SFU Education professor, and her father Robert Davidson, a respected and internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, Jigging for Halibut with Tsinii tells a "tender story [that] highlights intergenerational knowledge and authentic learning experiences.

Off the northern tip of Haida Gwaii, a boy goes fishing with Tsinii, his grandfather. As they watch the weather, jig for halibut, and row with the tides, the boy realizes there’s more to learn from Tsinii than how to catch a fish.

Written by the creators of Potlatch as Pedagogy, this book brings the Sk'ad'a Principles to life through the art of Janine Gibbons." (Portage and Main Press).