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Forever Birchwood



Publisher & Publication Year

HarperCollins, 2022

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Danielle Daniel (Algonquin)

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Wolf is an Indigenous girl growing up in a mining town. She and her three best friends love to hang out in the wilderness and play in their secret treehouse called Birchwood. When Wolf’s grandmother tells her that she’s the great-granddaughter of a tree talker, Wolf feels called to protect the birch trees, including the special treehouse. But the wilderness is on the brink of destruction. Wolf learns that a construction company—owned by her mother’s new boyfriend—plans to tear down the birch trees and build a subdivision. Through Wolf’s effort to protect their environment and sacred land, she digs into the history of her Indigenous roots and celebrates her heritage.

Notable Achievements

Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Awards Nominee, 2023; Red Cedar Book Awards Nominee, 2023/2024; Hackmatack Award Nominee, 2023/2024; Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards Nominee, 2023; Silver Birch Fiction Award Nominee, 2023; TD Summer Reading Club Book Pick, 2023; Canadian Children’s Book Centre - A Best Book of the Year, 2022; OLA Best Bets Book List (Ontario Library Association), 2022; Northern Lights Book Award: Middle School Book of the Year, 2022; Indigo Best Kids Books, 2022


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