Mary Harelkin Bishop, author
Mary Harelkin Bishop has been a writer since she was nine years old. She is the author of the best-selling Tunnels of Moose Jaw books, the award-winning Seeds of Hope, Moving Forward, and Gina’s Wheels. She has also been a teacher, a teacher-librarian, and an educational/instructional consultant with Saskatoon Public Schools and has spent more than half her career working in core neighbourhood schools. A few years ago, Mary took a leave of absence to study the effects of colonization on Indigenous students in our school systems. Her thesis is entitled: Soul-to-Soul: Deconstructing Deficit Thinking in the Classroom. Her newest novel, Mistasinîy: Buffalo Rubbing Stone reflects her learning as she, too, walks with our cousins on the journey toward relationships and reconciliation.
Heaven Starr, illustrator
Heaven Starr is a Dakota Cree woman who lives on Starblanket First Nation in east central Saskatchewan. She started drawing and painting in 2014, in her Grade 10 school year, after learning more about her First Nations background. Her hope is that her artwork will honour her ancestors and bloodlines.
- Winner, Children's Books, 2017 Great Midwest Book Festival
- Honorable Mention, Young Adult, 2017 Hollywood Book Festival
- Honourable Mention, Young Adult Fiction, 2017 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards
Rights Holder: DriverWorks Ink
rights available: World
age range: 10 - 12
number of pages: 184
publication date: 11/17/2016
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: finished book