Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh/This Is How I Know
Illustrator: Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley
An Anishinaabe child and her grandmother explore the natural wonders of each season in this lyrical, bilingual story-poem.
We accompany them through warm summer days full of wildflowers, bees and blueberries, then fall, when bears feast before hibernation and forest mushrooms are ripe for harvest. Winter mornings begin in darkness as deer, mice and other animals search for food, while spring brings green shoots poking through melting snow and the chirping of peepers.
Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley have created a book inspired by childhood memories of time spent with Knowledge Keepers, observing and living in relationship with the natural world in the place they call home - the northern reaches of Anishinaabewaking, around the Great Lakes.