Pīsim Picture Book App Launched at UW

Pīsim Picture Book App Launched at UW

The award-winning children's book Pīsim Finds Her Miskanow by William Dumas was first published in 2013, the first of six books in the Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Ithiniwak partnership project. Now, the first accompanying picture book app, simply called Pīsim is live on the iOS app store. The picture book app is an immersive, interactive experience, in which the reader joins Pīsim on her journey.

The app features Rocky Cree and English voiced narrations of the book, text in English, Cree and syllabics, songs and soundscape, as well as pop-up notes that add cultural, linguistic, and historical contexts to the story, and participatory games such as “pack the canoe” and “gather a bundle” that encourage reflection on Rocky Cree culture.

To download the app for free, click here.

To read more about the app and the launch event, click here.

To view more photos from the app launch event, click here.