From the Roots Up

byTasha SpillettIllustratorNatasha Donovan

October 27, 2020|
From the Roots Up by Tasha Spillett


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?

Title:From the Roots Up
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:October 27, 2020
Publisher:Portage & Main Press
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9781553798996

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