Launch: Abalone Woman • Vancouver

June 18, 2022 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Massy Arts Society, 23 E. Pender St., Vancouver, BC

Celebrate National Indigenous Heritage Month at the Vancouver launch of Abalone Woman, the third book in the Little Wolf series!

Join author Teoni Spathelfer to honour the power of First Nations storytelling, with hosts Massy Books and Massy Arts Society.

Told with powerful imagery and symbolism, Little Wolf, White Raven, and Abalone Woman are First Nations picture books depicting themes of racism, trauma, and family unity through relatable, age-appropriate narratives.

  • This event is free + open to all of our community.
  • Registration is requested.
  • Books available for sale by Massy Books.
  • Covid Protocols: For all in-person events, attendees must provide proof of vaccination, wear a mask, and consent to having their temperature checked at the front door. We ask that if you are showing any symptoms, that you stay home. N95 masks are encouraged and recommended as they offer the best protection. Thank you kindly.

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Teoni Spathelfer is a member of the Heiltsuk Nation from coastal BC. Since childhood she has loved immersing herself in her own culture and learning about other cultures around the world. Spathelfer has worked as a publicist; a radio journalist, host, and producer; and an arts and music writer. Her documentary Teoni’s Dream, informed by her mother’s residential school experience, has aired nationwide on CBC Radio. Her photography has been featured across various media and sold privately. She has been blessed with three daughters and four grandchildren.

Little Wolf: A young Indigenous girl moves to the big city and learns to find connections to her culture and the land wherever she goes, despite encountering bullies and feelings of isolation along the way. Available in paperback and hardcover.

White Raven: Little Wolf, grown up with children of her own, moves to the country where her mother, White Raven, shares a sad story from her childhood. Available in paperback and hardcover.

Abalone Woman: A vivid dream teaches Little Wolf about courage and acceptance of those who are different, and inspires her to show her daughters and their classmates how to be proud of their diverse cultural backgrounds. Available in hardcover.