A Story of Honesty
Follow along as Misaabe shares his talent for storytelling and learns to embrace his insecurities when his stories go a bit too far.
Misaabe tells great stories—stories about saving a city from giant green trolls, reading supersonic books with x-ray glasses, and how his dad is a secret agent fighting bad guys, and that’s why he can’t come to visit. When Misaabe’s stories go too far, he must learn how to be honest and authentic with his friends.
An Anishinaabe child shares his talent for storytelling and learns to embrace his insecurities in this relatable story. A pronunciation guide for the Anishnaabemowin words can be found at the back of the book.
Rich in culture and grounded in traditional knowledge, Katherena Vermette’s The Seven Teachings Stories series features themes of love, wisdom, humility, courage, respect, honesty, and truth. Contemporary Indigenous children explore the Seven Teachings of the Anishinaabe through stories of home and family that will look familiar to all young readers in these books for ages 3–5.
Katherena Vermette’s The Seven Teachings Stories series is a collection of books that holds all the qualities children’s literature can have; her tales are educational, joyous, vivid, and have an irresistible cadence. But the stories have something more. Rich in culture and traditional knowledge, Katherena’s series addresses important topics—such as the residential school system—with the very teachings the series embodies: love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth.David A. Robertson, author When We Were Alone