Seeds of Spring #1: A Mi'kmaq Teen Discovers Kropotkin, Punk, and Her Place in the World

Seeds of Spring #1: A Mi'kmaq Teen Discovers Kropotkin, Punk, and Her Place in the World

by Christopher Coquard Author and Sacha Ravenda Illustrator

In this innovative graphic novel, Naguset, a modern Canadian Mi'kmaq teenager, exchanges books and mix tapes with her pen pal, Chris. Her imagination sparks when he sends her a biography of the 19th century Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin. This comic, first in a 14-part series, juxtaposes Naguset's personal and political coming-of-age in her loving family home with Kropotkin's rocky upbringing in a princely palace. These two stories of eventful lives and bold hearts are interwoven with Kropotkin's theories of freedom, Mi'kmaq vocabulary and social history, and an uplifting punk soundtrack, creating a unique reading experience bound to inspire readers to think in new ways about the issues of our time.