Written by David Bouchard (Metís) and illustrated by artist Andy Everson (Kwakwaka’wakw), I Am Raven explores the world of totems and animal spirit guides. A great, kind and wise chief decides to erect a new totem pole. Knowing that he will soon die, the chief wants the pole to be representative of him but also to reflect the importance of others in his life. A series of birds and animals then try to convince the chief that their image should be carved into the chief’s totem pole.
I am Raven was the winner of the 2008 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Gold Medal for best Multicultural Picture Book.