Marie and the Beads
Written and Illustrated by: Merissa Mayhew
A children's book about Métis heritage
Marie moves to a new home with her family, where she helps build a house with neighbours, picks strawberries with her dog Pascal, and learns the art of beading special to her Métis heritage.
This book was one of three created for a project at the Assiniboine Community College. Each story was developed around the culture and stories of some of the different Indigenous groups in southern Manitoba. With in-depth research, discussion with elders, and project management, Marie and the Beads came to life in the three months I had to develop it.