Takoza: Walks With the Blue Moon Girl by Tara Perron, is an endearing, lyrical illustrated children’s story about a young Dakota girl, walks with the blue moon girl, and her Zunzi (grandmother). The grandmother teaches her, Takoza (granddaughter), through story while making star quilts, and planting and caring for a garden
The Wolf’s Trail, by Thomas D. Peacock, and published by Holy Cow! Press, this story tells of Zhi-Shay, an elder wolf, and a litter of young wolves living somewhere on the side of a hill overlooking the river that flows through Nagahchiwangong in Northern Minnesota. Zhi-Shay, who knows the whole story of the parallel relationship between wolves and the Ojibwe going all the way back to the beginning, sharing it with his nieces and nephews, and us. Replete with universal lessons, The Wolf’s Trail is the story of the Ojibwe, told by wolves, of what they were and have become, and the promise of their becoming.