Congratulations on the publication of KAIAH’S GARDEN by Melanie Florence, illustrated by Karlene Harvey, released January 2 2024 from Scholastic Canada!

A gentle but empowering story of how one little girl uses what a loving grandmother taught her to overcome negative feelings and feel connected. This is a story about the importance of passing culture down from one generation to the next and the impact it can have on wellness.

Melanie Florence is an award-winning writer of Cree and Scottish heritage based in Toronto. She was close to her grandfather as a child, a relationship that sparked her interest in writing about Indigenous themes and characters. There is back matter included on beadwork and how it is an enduring art and expression of culture for many Indigenous people.

Melanie is represented by Amy Tompkins.