Book cover of The Raven Mother

The Raven Mother



Publisher & Publication Year

HighWater Press, 2022

Publisher's Book Page


Hetxw'ms Gyetxw/Brett D. Huson (Gitxsan Nation)

Author's Website 


Natasha Donovan (Métis)



Hoarders, scavengers, clever foragers, and bringers of new life. Ravens have many roles, both for the land and in Gitxsan story and song. This sixth book in the Mothers of Xsan series takes readers to Northwestern British Columbia, where they learn about the traditions of the Gitxsan, the lives of ravens, and why these acrobatic flyers are so important to their ecosystem. Follow along as Nox Gaak, the raven mother, teaches her chicks what they need to survive with the help of her flock.

Notable Achievements

Starred selection for CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens 2023; Short-listed, SWCC's Book Awards, Children and Youth 2023; Long-listed, PMC Indigenous Literature Award 2023


Kirkus Reviews: "A rich mix of nature and culture, pointing out connections between the two."

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