The Sockeye Mother
To the Gitxsan people, an Indigenous people of Northwestern British Columbia, the sockeye salmon is more than just a source of food. Over its life cycle, it nourishes the very land and forests that the Skeena River runs through and where the Gitxsan make their home.
Shortlisted for the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction
Winner of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Award, Youth Category
Winner of the McNally Robinson Book for Young People Award, Younger Category
Chosen for CCBC Choices 2018 annual best-of-the-year list by the Cooperative Children's Book Center
ERAC Evaluated and Approved
An engaging look at the life cycle of the Sockeye Salmon and its connection to all of nature. The Sockeye Mother explores how the animals, water, soil, and seasons are all intertwined.
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.