From The Roots Up

byTasha SpillettIllustratorNatasha Donovan

October 27, 2020|
From The Roots Up by Tasha Spillett
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Dez and Miikwan''s stories continue in this sequel to Surviving the City

Dez''s grandmother has passed away. Grieving, and with nowhere else to go, she''s living in a group home. On top of everything else, Dez is navigating a new relationship and coming into her identity as a Two-Spirit person. 

Miikwan is crushing on the school''s new kid Riel, but doesn''t really understand what Dez is going through. Will she learn how to be a supportive ally to her best friend?

Elder Geraldine is doing her best to be supportive, but she doesn''t know how to respond when the gendered protocols she''s grown up with that are being thrown into question.

Will Dez be comfortable expressing her full identity? And will her community relearn the teachings and overcome prejudice to celebrate her for who she is?

New York Times-bestselling author Tasha Spillett (she/her/hers) draws her strength from both her Inninew and Trinidadian bloodlines. She is a celebrated Afro-Indigenous educator, poet, and emerging scholar. Tasha is most heart-tied to contributing to community-led work that centres on land and water defence, and the protection of Indig...
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Title:From The Roots Up
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:64 pages, 9.9 X 6.4 X 0.3 in
Shipping dimensions:64 pages, 9.9 X 6.4 X 0.3 in
Published:October 27, 2020
Publisher:Portage & Main Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781553798989

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