Catherine Jameson is a Shuswap Okanagan (Syilx) mother who published her first book Zoe and the Fawn (Theytus $19.95) after studying children's fiction writing at Penticton's En'owkin Centre's Indigenous Creative Writing graduate program. Written in English and offering Syilx Okanagan translations for each of the animals mentioned in the story, this picture book is aimed at readers aged 3 to 5. It's about a little girl that stumbles upon a fawn in the forest while out walking with her father. Wondering where the fawn's mother is, little Zoe goes on a quest in the forest to find her, encountering many other animals along the way. Illustrations are by award-winning, Cree-Métis Julie Flett, and translations are by Richard Armstrong, a Syilx traditional knowledge/language specialist. 978-1-92688-653-4

[BCBW 2018] ILMBC2