Given Tanya's versatility and willingness to experiment, it is not surprising that she has also written Action for middle grade students--her Jared Lester: Fifth Grade Jester was a Diamond Willow
Along with Lethbridge's and Flect's works, up for consideration were The Diamond Willow
Walking Stick: A Traditional Mitis Story about Generosity, written and illustrated by Leah Marie Dorion, with Michif translation by Norman Fleury; Moccasin Creek written and illustrated by Rene Andre Meshake; and, Raven Brings the Light written by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd, and illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers.
The young adult novel, No Small by Connie Brummel Crook UE, published in 2010, is a nominated finalist for the Diamond Willow
Award in Saskatchewan.
Diamond Willow by Helen Frost (Square Fish, 2011/VOYA October 2008) and No End in Sight: My Life as a Blind Iditarod Racer by Rachael Sedoris and Rick Steber (St.
Helen Frost's elegant novels-in-verse vary in genre from realistic fiction with Diamond Willow to historical fiction with Crossing Stones.
Sweetgrass-which can include sweet grass, sage, cedar and fungus from diamond willow
is considered sacred to Aboriginal people and burned to send prayers to the Creator on the smoke.
From carrots to karats, from diamond willow
carvings to Alaska diamond jewelry, together with some 1,200 other products, all are listed and described in more than 125 pages.
"It's a long, tiresome ride into our Diamond Willow
camp," Jason warned.
Leah Marie Dorion, Michif Translation by Norman Fleury The Diamond Willow
Walking Stick: A Traditional Metis Story About Generosity was nominated in the Children's Literature Award.
It was a finalist for the Silver Birch Award in Ontario, as well as the Diamond Willow
Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People and Book of the Year for the ForeWord Magazine Awards in the USA.
Grant Carlin, owner of Diamond Willow
RV Rentals LLC in Fairbanks, is also actively seeking recreational vehicles to lease for summer rentals.
The winner of the Diamond Willow
Award selected by students in Grades 4 to 6, is Amber: The Story of a Red Fox written by Shirley Woods, illustrated by Celia Godkin (Fitzhenry & Whiteside).