Grandmother's Gift: Stories from the Anishinabeg
This "wisdom-rich" gathering of some 40 short stories, myths, and legends comes from the perspective of an Anishinabeg elder and grandmother story-teller. In its quiet yet forceful way, Grandmother's Gift offers memorable insights on such time-honored subjects as our relationship to the earth, social justice, the power of family tradition, and respect for all humankind.
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