By Lynda Partridge, Illustrated by Dave Nicholson, Foreword by Chief Stacey Laforme
Will Lillian find a spirit of belonging? If so, WHERE and HOW?
Lillian is a girl of mixed Indigenous and white ancestry who is in the process of being shuffled to her seventh foster home. At school, she doesn’t fit in with the white kids and she doesn’t fit in with the Indigenous kids either. Lillian is a complex and not-always-lovable hero but she eventually finds a sense of peace and belonging from a surprising spirit that returns her to traditional ways.Lillian & Kokomis: The Spirit of Dance is the second book in the UpRoute Indigenous ‘Spirit of Nature’ series. Written by Sixties Scoop voice Lynda Partridge, Lillian & Kokomis speaks to issues of Indigenous reconciliation, foster homes and residential schools, language and legends, and Indigenous ways of knowledge.
Nominated for Best Children's and Young Adult title, BPAA Awards 2020.
Keywords: Indigenous, First Nations, Canada, Pow Wow, Dancing, Reconciliation