In this lyrical picture book by Kim Rogers (Wichita), with illustrations by Boston Globe-Horn Book Honoree Julie Flett (Cree-Métis), Becca watches her grandma create, play, and dance—and she knows that she wants to be just like Grandma.
Becca loves spending time with Grandma. Every time Becca says, “Let me try,” Grandma shows her how to make something beautiful.
Whether they are beading moccasins, dancing like the most beautiful butterflies, or practicing basketball together, Becca knows that, more than anything, she wants to be just like Grandma.
And as the two share their favorite activities, Becca discovers something surprising about Grandma.
Features an author’s note and glossary.
Kim Rogers is the author of Just Like Grandma, illustrated by Julie Flett. She is an enrolled member of Wichita and Affiliated Tribes and is a member of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. Much of her writing highlights her Wichita heritage. Kim lives with her family on her tribe’s ancestral homelands in Oklahoma.
Julie Flett is a Cree–Métis author, illustrator, and artist who has received numerous awards for her books, including two Governor General’s Awards, the American Indian Library Association Award, and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Her books have been selected for Best of the Year lists by media outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, the Horn Book, the Boston Globe, School Library Journal, the Globe and Mail, and Kirkus Reviews.
"Illustrator Flett’s (Cree-Métis) signature, spare style pairs well with author Rogers’ (Wichita) simple, repetitive text... A sweet celebration of family, intergenerational bonds, and traditions." — Kirkus Reviews
"A lovely addition to the increasingly diverse array of books focusing on the handing down of precious cultural knowledge through the give and take of intergenerational relationships." — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books