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How did you get your name? Who named you? Using a traditional Indigenous practice of naming children, this book tells the story of a young girl named Moonbeam. Tagging along with her mother who helps to deliver a baby, Moonbeam wonders about what name the new baby will be given while also learning the story behind her own name.
About the Author
Gail Francis comes from the Wolastoqey Nation under the Wabanaki Confederacy and was born and raised in the Tobique First Nation community in northwestern New Brunswick, Canada. . She presently lives on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy Nations in Miramichi, New Brunswick, with her husband. Gail is an educator, a lifelong learner, an avid reader, andan advocate for reading as a source of learning and entertainment. It is her love of the written word and of her culture that led her to embark upon writing Moonbeam.
About the Illustrator
Tara Audibert is a multidisciplinary Wolastoqewi artist working in film, animation, illustration, and fine art. Her illustrations have been featured in the award-winning book series “Jo Jo Makoons” written by Dawn Quigley, “Loaf the Cat” by Nicholas DeShaw,“Fiddleheads for Fox.”, and in the comics “This Place: 150 Years Retold” and “Lost Innocence.” Tara owns Moxy Fox Studio where she has created animated films and series’ such as “Qaqsoss naka Wahuntuhsis,” “Lil’ Glooscap & the Legends of Turtle Island,” “I am the Warrior, and “The Importance of Dreaming.”. Tara lives in Sunny Corner, New Brunswick, Canada.