Algonquin author S.P. Joseph Lyons, from Kitigan Zibi First Nation, was placed in foster care as a young child and is a survivor of the Sixties Scoop. Foster Care can be scary and lonely. Through S.P. Joseph Lyons’ experiences, the Little Bear in Foster Care book makes foster care a little less frightening. This book connects children to a range of emotions, encourages them to find their voice, process their feelings, and lets our children know they are not alone or to blame. The richness of Indigenous cultures and experiences come alive in this story of healing and resilience. This is an important book for all young children. Little Bear in Foster Care is also available as a dual language book in Anishinaabemowin and english. Translated by Mawla Shawana, Odawa & Potawatomi Elder and Language Keeper from Wikwemikong Unceded Territory.
Little Bear in Foster Care, dual language version: