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What’s in a Bead? Kekwan Etakwak Mîkisîhk

ISBN

9781772603675

Publisher & Publication Year

Second Story Press, 2024

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Author

Kelsey Borgford (Nbisiing Nishnaabe from Nipissing First Nation)

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Illustrator

Tessa Pizzale (Cree)

Synopsis

Summary

Tessa loves how her grandmother always smells of campfire stories. Mom says it’s because Kohkom spends her days sewing beautiful beads onto smoked hides. Inspired, Tessa asks Kohkom to teach her beading, but first she must listen and learn about the many stories held in a bead.

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Reviews

Kirkus Reviews: "A delicate tribute to beading and storytelling, connecting the past, present, and future of Native communities."

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