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Children's Fiction Native Canadian

Lena and Ruby

English Edition

by (author) Kevin Qamaniq-Mason & Mary Qamaniq-Mason

illustrated by Marcus Cutler

Inhabit Education Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Dec 2021
Native Canadian, Adoption, Emotions & Feelings, Polar Regions
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
k to 2
Recommended Reading age
6 to 8
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2021
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2021
    List Price

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Lena and Ruby are best friends. They love to have sleepovers, bake cookies, and make up dance routines. They are also both adopted. Learn about how the two girls met as they talk about their own unique adoption experiences, including Inuit custom adoption and transracial adoption.

About the authors

Kevin Qamaniq-Mason grew up in Iglulik. He currently lives in Ottawa and is a senior policy advisor at Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.

Kevin Qamaniq-Mason's profile page

Mary Qamaniq-Mason est titulaire d’un doctorat en éducation avec un intérêt particulier pour le bien-être et les relations. Ils ont un fils et une fille par adoption coutumière et sont famille d’accueil pour d’autres enfants.

Mary Qamaniq-Mason's profile page

Marcus Cutler is a freelance children's illustrator from Ontario, Canada. His work has appeared in magazines, books, apps and more and he has worked with a variety of clients including chickaDEE Magazine, OWL Magazine, Macmillan Publishers and Parks Canada. He is the illustrator of the Lark Ba Detective series, The Owl and the Two Rabbits and The Walrus and the Caribou. He lives in Tecumseh, Ontario.


Marcus Cutler's profile page

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