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The First Blade of Sweetgrass: A Wabanaki Story



by
Suzanne Greenlaw ,Gabriel Frey
illustrated by
Nancy Baker

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Tilbury House Publishers
Imprint
Tilbury House
ISBN
9780884487609
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In this Own Voices Native American picture book story, a modern Wabanaki girl is excited to accompany her grandmother for the first time to harvest sweetgrass for basket making.

Musquon must overcome her impatience while learning to distinguish sweetgrass from other salt marsh grasses, but slowly the spirit and peace of her surroundings speak to her, and she gathers sweetgrass as her ancestors have done for centuries, leaving the first blade she sees to grow for future generations. This sweet, authentic story from a Maliseet mother and her Passamaquoddy husband includes backmatter about traditional basket making and a Wabanaki glossary.

Authors’ note. Wabanaki words. Full-color illustrations. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Dewey

E

AR

3.4: points 0.5

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Abenaki Indians. Grandmothers. Grandparent and child. Grasses. Sweetgrass baskets. Basket making. Salt marshes. Traditions. 

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