By Theresa Meuse

Art by Jessica Jerome

Nimbus Publishing

Ages 4 to 8

The latest installment in Nimbus Publishing’s Indigenous Knowledge Series takes readers to early July, as Matthew and Auntie take cousin Warren on his first trip to the coast to harvest sweetgrass, which is precious in Mi’kmaw culture. Through traditional teachings, readers learn its importance as traditional medicine, a sacred offering and a smudging ingredient, along with a key lesson about the importance of not picking more than he needs. Two-spirit artist Jessica Jerome brings a unique perspective and a distinctive visual style to the story.

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