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September 4, 2015

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, by Danielle Daniel

Today’s Picture Book Friday pick is Sometimes I Feel Like A Fox, by Danielle Daniel, a gorgeous book that my kids love whose meaning is made all the more poignant by its dedication: ““to the thousands of Metis and Aboriginal children who grew up never knowing their totem animal.” Our world is a very complicated place, but I continue to maintain that one very simple thing we can do toward reconciliation with our Metis and First Nations peoples is ensure that our children know their stories, and not just the stereotypes they encounter in so much of classic children’s lit or the “dead Indian” tropes that Thomas King presents in The Inconvenient Indian. And one thing we can do toward healing and ameliorating the status of Indigenous women in Canada is to buy their books, have their stories told. (See the list: Books by Canadian First Nations and Inuit Women.) And so to those ends, picking up a book like this is an important political act.

It’s also a most rewarding literary one.

Read my Q&A with Danielle Daniel at 49thShelf.


See also Julie Flett’s Wild Berries with scones and jams at the wonderful and (hopefully?) resurrected A Dainty Dish.

One thought on “Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox, by Danielle Daniel”

  1. Ann Marie says:

    Thank you for the mention, Kerry!
    Yes, another post coming soon…a rather slow revival.

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