A member of the Ktunaza First Nations of the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers region of British Columbia, Earl Einarson, formerly a foster child, wrote and illustrated a story for children about an Aboriginal foster child who has a positive experience when his foster mother gives him a gift of moccasins and encourages him to take pride in his Aboriginal heritage. Illustrated by Julie Flett of Penticton, it was purchased in an order of 600 copies by Alberta Family Services and it received a nomination for a 2005 B.C. Book Prize.


Einarson, Earl. The Moccasins (Theytus, 2004). Illustrated by Julie Flett. $10.95 978-1-89477-814-5

[BCBW 2019]