From the Roots Up

Illustrated By: Natasha Donovan

In this sequel to Surviving the City, Dez is grieving her grandmother's death, living in a group home, and navigating her identity as a Two-Spirit person. Will Miikwan learn how to be a supportive ally to her best friend? Will Dez be comfortable expressing her full identity? And will her community be able to celebrate her for who she is?

Surviving the City

Illustrated By: Natasha Donovan

Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up Indigenous in the city. However, when Dez’s grandmother becomes too sick to care for her, the threat of a group home looms, and Dez disappears. Will Dez’s community find her before it’s too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don’t?