The Grizzly Mother
To the Gitxsan people, an Indigeneous peope of Northwestern British Columbia, the grizzly is an integral part of the natural landscape. Together, they share the land and forests that the Skeena River runs through, as well as the sockeye salmon within it. Follow mother bear as she teaches her cubs what they need in order to survive on their own.
"With beautiful, clear words to match vivid illustrations, The Grizzly Mother functions both as a sequel to The Sockeye Mother, and as its own powerful story of love, traditional knowledge, and culture." ---David A. Robertson, Governor General's Award-winnerAn engaging look at how the animals, people, and seasons within an ecosystem are intertwined.
The Mothers of Xsan series uses striking illustration and lyrical language to bring the poetry of the Xsan ecosystem to life.
Hetxw''ms Gyetxw, also known as Brett D. Huson (he/him/his), is from the Gitxsan Nation of the Northwest Interior of British Columbia, Canada. The Sockeye Mother (winner of The Science Writers and Communicators Book Award) was Brett's first book for children. Natasha Donovan (she/her/hers) is a Métis illustrator originally from Vancouver, British Columbia. She is the illustrator of the award-winning Mothers of Xsan children's book series and Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer. She lives by the Nooksack River in Washington State.