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AICL Highly Recommends "The Frog Mother"

AICL Highly Recommends "The Frog Mother"

By Press Staff | Date: March 01, 2022

The Frog Mother, by Hetxw'ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson), illustrated by Natasha Donovan, has been highly recommended by American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL). The AICL provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's literature and young adult books.

In a "short & sweet" review, contributing editor Jean Mendoza lists four reasons AICL recommends this book:

  1. the deep and detailed sense of place
  2. the lively and engaging illustrations
  3. the use of Gitxsan language and knowledge
  4. the Mothers of Xsan series is based in Indigenous knowledge, but also incorporates the language of western science

Jean notes that the books in the Mothers of Xsan series are "richly illustrated informational books about essential animal inhabitants of Xsan." The series includes The Sockeye Mother, The Grizzly Mother, The Eagle Mother, The Wolf Mother, and The Raven Mother (forthcoming).

You can read the entire review here: "Highly Recommended: The Frog Mother"