Berry Song

Young girl and her grandmother looking out from berry plans

On an island at the edge of a wide, wild sea, a girl and her grandmother gather gifts from the earth. Salmon from the stream, herring eggs from the ocean, and in the forest, a world of berries. Through the seasons, they sing to the land as the land sings to them. Brimming with joy and gratitude, in every step of their journey, they forge a deeper kinship with both the earth and the generations that came before, joining in the song that connects us all. Michaela Goade's luminous rendering of water and forest, berries and jams glows with her love of the land and offers an invitation to readers to deepen their own relationship with the earth.

Ms. Goade is an enrolled member of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and the first Indigenous winner of the Caldecott Medal.

Video: The Inspiration for "Berry Song"

Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator Michaela Goade explains what inspired "Berry Song," the first book she wrote and illustrated.