Stray Dog Moccasins from Ningwagwe Learning Press is a young adult novel by well-known Métis/Cree author Marilyn Dumont. This adult literacy publisher has identified a need for contemporary stories for Aboriginal youth and delivers another compelling read for the reluctant readers. At 95 pages this novel captures the dreams of urban youth, Wryly, a young Métis man surviving on the streets of Edmonton while chasing his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Searching for love, hope and success while dealing with the loss of his beloved moccasins and the failing health of his aged mother. Wryly’s easy to read story brings you inside a contemporary urban Aboriginal world you won’t soon forget. The author introduces a well-rounded character study in Riley, a young man passionate about our consumer-driven society, global and environmental issues, all the while he searches for connections to his Métis mother's culture. Marilyn Dumont is an award-winning writer of Cree/Métis ancestry and is a descendant of Gabriel Dumont. She earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She has been the Writer-in-Residence at the Edmonton Public Library, the University of Alberta, the University of Toronto-Massey College, Windsor University, and Grant MacEwan College. Highly recommended.