Julie Flett is a Cree-Metis author, illustrator, and artist. She has received many awards including the 2017 Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for her work on When We Were Alone by David Robertson, the 2016 American Indian Library Association Award for Best Picture Book for Little You by Richard Van Camp, and she is the three-time recipient of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Award for Owls See Clearly at Night; A Michif Alphabet, by Julie Flett, Dolphin SOS, by Roy Miki and Slavia Miki, and My Heart Fills with Happiness, by Monique Gray Smith.
Her own Wild Berries (Simply Read Books) was featured in The New York Times and included among Kirkus’s Best Children’s Books of 2013. Wild Berries was also chosen as Canada’s First Nation Communities Read title selection for 2014–2015. Birdsong 2019 won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and was Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. Her most recent title is a beautiful ode to the animals and humans we share our world with, We All Play: KIMÊTAWÂNAW 2021. Julie Flett also illustrated On the Trapline 2021 by David Robertson, Governor General's Literary Awards - Children's Literature - Illustration 2021, Nominated.