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The Morning Tribe: A Graphic Novel

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Winner of the 2021 World Literacy Award!

The Morning Tribe  is a middle grade action-adventure graphic novel that showcases young people protecting our critical environment and teaches that we are all part of the struggle to save the Earth’s future and sustain the human race.

When twins Dawn and Dusk, young members of the Amazon rain forest’s Morning Tribe, discover that their homeland is being threatened by Global Agricorp mercenaries, they gather their friends and rise to the challenge of protecting it.

Though they’re naturally smart, strong, and quick, the twins also each have special abilities. Dusk is stronger, faster, and more powerful as the sun sets. Dawn is farther-sighted, a better swimmer, and a gifted acrobat as the sun rises. They are at the height of their power together at midnight.

But young Tom Toll, estranged son of Agricorp’s boss, ventures alone into the forest intent on destroying the people of the Morning Tribe, and finds himself in danger. He is saved by Dusk and Dawn and a deep bond forms between them as Tom gains an understanding not only of the forest, but of shared values and a greater global mission. When the trio of youngsters save Tom's father and the Agricorp crew, who are attempting to burn the rain forest, it changes the relationship between father and son into a positive one forever.

The Morning Tribe 's   theme and content derive from the work of the White Feather Foundation created in 2007 by Julian Lennon—recipient of the UNESCO 2020 Cross Cultural and Peace Crafter Award—that has been active in the rain forest for more than a decade. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will go to support the environmental and humanitarian efforts of The White Feather Foundation.

136 pages, Hardcover

Published November 9, 2021

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Julian Lennon

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Julian Lennon is an English Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, philanthropist, photographer, and bestselling author. Lennon is the son of John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia.[

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240 reviews4 followers
December 31, 2021
A delightful well illustrated book with environmental message/storyline.
I am not sure what age group it’s directed to as the story can be a little complex for the younger groups of the family

I enjoyed this quick read and was happy to purchase it and receive the signed copy for a good cause and a very reasonable price.
December 6, 2021
Another junk British book, hating Science at every given moment. The Americans have been in America since Evolution, as much of the world has been where they are because of Evolution. Not through the British empire constructed myth of a Bering Straight ice bridge and other British fictitious migration brainlessness to attempt to claim the entire planet was descended from them and claim the planet for their own empire, a long failed project for the British. The entire planet isn't descended from a holy British valley, but they are all descended from this planet through the much grander reality of Evolution, an Evolution that is illegal to teach and behold on the lonely lost and perpetually primitively dumb little island of Britain. Evolution is a very real construct of All Things That Is Nature. If the British still don't like it, they can always go to Instagram to scam any real readers they can find for new believers in their long lost and failed cause and empire.
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279 reviews
June 17, 2022
New and popular read for work. Marketed as teen, but I will shelve it in children’s. Not terrible, but could be better.
586 reviews5 followers
November 29, 2021
A wonderful book, well written and brilliantly illustrated. Perfect for teens and even older people.
A beautiful story of understanding.
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491 reviews
December 27, 2021
I was gifted a signed copy of this book, and while it certainly was created with the best intentions, I don't think the writing will find much traction with it's target audience of young readers. The story is blatantly didactic, and does little to weave the message of preservation and caring for earth and all of it's inhabitants into the story in a way that is engaging or subtle. It's heavy handed and preachy, with very broad strokes of a plot and minimal character development. The artwork is nice enough, but nothing particularly notable.

There is reference to the twins Dusk and Dawn having some kind of superpower but it's never clearly defined and ultimately seems to be maybe rooted in the power of the tribe? A portion of the profits from the sale of the book go to Julian Lennon's White Feather Foundation, so that's lovely, but as a former school librarian, I have trouble imagining most kids really enjoying this read. It's possible to have a message AND a plot, this book just doesn't quite get there.
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469 reviews6 followers
February 4, 2023

"your culture rarely seeks to appreciate, only to control"

I appreciate the message, but IDK it felt a bit like preaching to the choir. The kinds of people who need to read this probably wouldn't. Maybe I'm wrong - I hope I'm wrong: I hope this story gets into the hands of those who need to hear and learn its message.

What you are trying to take from us. It's not just our land. Our culture, our way of life. Our relationship to the earth and to each other. Our soul! We draw our power from the Earth. The Earth connects us to each other, like the roots of a single tree. Each individual, each insect or bird, or leaf, or animal, is a sacred part."
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April 18, 2022
I only got a few pages in. I appreciate the sentiment behind writing this book, but it rubbed me the wrong way that this white author created an indigenous tribe in the Amazon for the purpose of this story. Why?
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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250 reviews3 followers
February 4, 2022
2 stars for the artwork. The story was too heavy handed for me.
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2 reviews
August 11, 2022
AntiAmerican British government communist axis propaganda junk like this is still being published but America will never read or hear of it. Where are these fictional characters Indigenous to? To Britain? Certainly not to America, obviously. British not only can't Rock, but they can't even get their propaganda straight. Who is this abusive British government murderer father author publishing its books for? Its "UN"?
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