MN Reads: "Rabbit and Otter Go Ricing" by Liz Granholm, illustrated by Anna Granholm

Jun 10, 2021

Liz Granholm heard many stories about Rabbit and Otter's ricing trip when she was growing up.

She took different lessons from each telling: the need to acknowledge the Great Spirit when taking something from the earth, put down tobacco as an offering to that spirit, and don't take more than you need.

Once she dived deeper into the Ojibwe language after early teaching from her father and grandmother, she started thinking that young people needed to know these lessons, too.

And then her daughter got in on the act.

Rabbit and Otter is published by Black Bears and Blueberries Publishing.