The Unconventional Nancy Ruth

Born into privilege but expected to use her advantages for the good of others, Senator Nancy Ruth has led an uncommon, unconventional life. Like Nancy herself, this book is rich in surprises and contradictions about a remarkable woman who used her privilege to support social change and the battle to better women’s lives.

We Dream Medicine Dreams

By (artist): Lisa Boivin

When a little girl dreams about a bear, her grandfather explains how we connect with the knowledge of our ancestors through dreams. Bear, Hawk, Caribou, and Wolf all have teachings to share to help us live a good life. But when Grampa gets sick and falls into a coma, the little girl must lean on his teachings as she learns to say goodbye.

Birdspell

A twelve-year old boy copes with his mother’s mental illness with the help of a talking—and possibly magic—bird, and friends he finds in unexpected places.

Otter Lagoon

Illustrated By: Mike Deas

In this graphic novel for early middle readers, a fearsome sea serpent comes back to haunt an island in the Pacific Northwest after a 100-year reprieve.