Social Justice Stories

building compassion, tolerance, and responsible citizenship through social justice narratives

Gray Wolf's Search

By Bruce Swamnson
Illustrated By Gary Peterson

From our new First Nations series, coming of age in the Wolf Clan. In this richly illustrated picture book, young Gray Wolf lives on the Pacific Northwest coast with the other members of the Wolf Clan. His uncle, the clan shaman, tells Gray Wolf that his future success depends on completing an important task - he must find a very important person and get to know him well. In his search for this person, Gray Wolf enlists the help of his brothers and sisters in the woods and waters - Eagle, Bear, Whale, Beaver, Owl, and Wolf. Each of them gives Gray Wolf an important clue to the identity of the person he seeks. When he returns to his clan, an older and wiser Gray Wolf takes the talking stick from his uncle and shares his new wisdom.