What's in a Bead?
There are many stories in a bead. We must listen to the stories they tell us.
Praise & Recognition
Second Story Press Indigenous Writing Contest 2021 - Runner-up
Publication Date: March 12, 2024
Reading Age: 6 - 8
Genre: Picture Book
Product Format: Hardback
About the Author
Kelsey Borgford is Nbisiing Nishnaabe, and resides in her traditional territory of Nipissing First Nation. She is from the marten clan, and Couchie family. Kelsey is constantly seeking to become educated, and educate about the culture. In all she does, her own Nokomis-baa is central to her story.
About the Illustrator
Tessa Pizzale grew up in North Bay, Ontario. Her Cree relatives are from Moose Factory, Fort Albany, and Peawanuck. She is completing her BFA at Nipissing University. Tessa loves Indigenous crafts and is grateful to her late Kookum for teaching her beading and her Nikawiy for teaching her to sew.
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