GYETXW, Hetxw’ms (Brett D. Huson). The Sockeye Mom. illus. by Natasha Donovan. 32p. Highwater. Mar. 2018. Tr $23. ISBN 9781553797395.
Gr Three-6 –Gyetxw, also referred to as Brett D. Huson, has penned a transferring meditation on the life cycle of the Sockeye salmon from the angle of the Gitxsan individuals of Northwestern British Columbia. This fantastically illustrated ebook captures the expansion of salmon from fry to full maturity and past. The Sockeye salmon are a keystone species alongside the Xsan (Skeena) River. Every part of the ebook highlights how this fish shapes the lifetime of the individuals and animals alongside the Xsan. Vocabulary phrases are highlighted on every web page with clear definitions. Gyetxw is a member of the Gitxsan nation and his ardour and love of his tradition is obvious within the care with which the textual content has been written. Donovan, a member of the Métis nation, makes use of wealthy colours and daring traces to create stunningly detailed scenes of Xsan river life—readers will be unable to look away. VERDICT An exquisite exploration of science and tradition with many ties to curricula. A high choice for nonfiction collections.
This evaluation was revealed within the Faculty Library Journal April 2018 concern.