The Dancing Trees by Masiana Kelly, an Inuk/Dene writer from Kugluktuk, NU, and illustrated by Michelle Simpson, is about Thomas who loves to tell stories. Big stories. Stories about how skilled he is on the land. But when one of his friends grows tired of his tall tales, Thomas has to prove how skilled he really is. He spends a night alone in the forest where the trees, who have heard his stories, watch him tear off their bark and litter as he goes. And so, while Thomas sleeps, they dance a dance that will leave Thomas with a very different kind of story to tell—if he can find his way home… Shortlisted, First Nation Communities READ 2022.