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Phoenix Gets Greater



Publisher & Publication Year

Second Story Press, 2022

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Marty Wilson-Trudeau (Anishinaabe-kwe) and Phoenix Wilson (Anishinaabe)

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Megan Kyak-Monteith (Inuk)



Phoenix loves to play with dolls and marvel at pretty fabrics. Most of all, he loves to dance—ballet, Pow Wow dancing, or just swirling and twirling around his house. Sometimes Phoenix gets picked on and he struggles with feeling different, but his mom and brother are proud of him. With their help, Phoenix learns about Two Spirit/Niizh Manidoowag people in Anishinaabe culture and just how special he is.

Notable Achievements


Publishers Weekly: "In this personal-feeling family story, Wilson-Trudeau gives loving voice to the early experiences of her child... In saturated pinks and purples, Kyak-Monteith’s portrait-oriented art offers warmth to an individual narrative about acceptance, authenticity, and identity."

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