Willie Poll grew up in the Robinson Huron Treaty Territory – Sault Ste. Marie, Canada – and is a proud member of the Metis Nation of Ontario. Willie currently resides in Prince Edward Island as she continues living her nomadic lifestyle. Willie’s stories are her feelings and emotions put into words that pay tribute to the youth in her life.
Minnow The Girl Who Became Part Fish – A young water protector named Minnow goes on an underwater adventure. She returns to the surface and gathers her community to help make a change and protect their ocean living relatives. This story is told in lyrical rhyme and helps children gain a better respect for Indigenous water and land protectors, the environment and world around them, as well as helps to show children activism at an early age.
Together We Drum, Our Hearts Beat as One – In this beautifully illustrated book, a determined young Anishnaabe girl in search of adventure goes on a transformative journey into a forest on her traditional territory. She is joined by a chorus of her ancestors in red dresses, who tell her they remember what it was like to be carefree and wild, too. Soon, though, the girl is challenged by a monster named Hate, who envelops her in a cloud of darkness. She climbs a mountain to evade the monster, and, with the help of her matriarchs and the power of Thunderbird, the monster is held at bay. Together the young girl and her ancestors beat their drums in song and support, giving the girl the confidence she needs to become a changemaker in the future, capable of fending off any monster in her way.
Favourite Visual Artist: Michelangelo Favourite Movie: Harold and Maude Favourite TV Shows: Real time with Bill Maher, Sherlock, Daredevil Favourite Bands / Musical Artists: Nine Inch Nails, Simon and Garfunkel, […]