Donate a Copy of Wintermoot for Alaskan Kids?
Łuk’ae Tse’ Tsass recently received a ILC grant in partnership with the Alaska Library Network to distribute comic books to the villages, schools and public libraries across the state. As part of the grant, there is an opportunity to donate to this effort by purchasing copies which will be mailed out and made available to readers.
To purchase a copy for donation, please use this link:
More Information about this grant program:
Łuk’ae Tse’ Tsass is a collective/shared universe of Alaskan creators producing Alaskan-themed comic books, graphic novels and new media. The group produces content using a collaborative Indigenous model of shared storytelling with the additional input of Elders and cultural experts. There is extreme care taken to accurately and authentically portray the myriad of cultures in Alaska. One of the consulting Elders offered a challenge, “How are you going to get these comics into the hands of kids in rural Alaska, and how can I help?”
Partnering with several organizations in Alaska, Łuk’ae Tse’ Tsass Comics is going to start getting comic books to children, readers and other interested folks across the state by sending copies of all of the Łuk’ae Tse’ Tsass Comics books and other media to all of the villages in Alaska, as well as opening up a distribution system to school and public libraries. We are looking to send hard copies of the graphic novels, so that people can access the augmented reality content inside of them, and to give a more palpable experience for the students experiencing their Indigenous cultures being represented for the first time in a comic book format.
Kids in rural Alaska are often underserved because access to them is complicated. This project will be closing the distance between rural Alaska and the experience of going to a comic book shop. One of the most common ways students have for reading comic books are the collected trade editions found in libraries. They are perfect for kids who cannot afford comic books or may not have any access due to their location. Łuk’ae Tse’ Tsass Comics books have been available on digital platforms for a few years and are quite popular with rural Alaskan students. The books are gaining popularity because they are connecting through culture. The stories include Indigenous Alaskan languages, and are meant to help increase literacy, cultural competency and language fluency.
Please consider purchasing a copy for donation.
If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Shafer at
This project was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal
Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Alaska State Library.