Jennifer Dance was born in England and holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Animal Science from the University of the West Indies. She migrated to Canada in 1979. With family in the Native community, Jennifer has a passion for equality and justice for all people. Her first novel, Red Wolf, was endorsed by Giller Prize–winning author Joseph Boyden. An avid environmentalist, Jennifer lives on a small farm in Stouffville, Ontario.
White Feather 3-Book Bundle
Short-listed for the Silver Birch Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens Award, and the MYRCA 2016 Award
“With Red Wolf, Jennifer Dance has come howling out of the wilderness … and I’m deeply impressed.” — Joseph Boyden, Giller Prize–winning author
Jennifer Dance’s White Feather books have amazed readers with their portrayals of young people in Native communities and their relationship with their history, their land, and the animal world. Now, all three books are gathered into one bundle. Presenting a sensitive treatment of the tragedy of residential schools, Dance’s books encourage young people to learn about difficult episodes in history and how their impacts are still felt.
Tells the story of Red Wolf, a young First Nations boy taken from his family and forced to take a new name and move to a residential school. Alongside his story is that of Crooked Ear, an orphaned wolf pup he befriended. Both must learn to survive in the white man’s world.
A black-and-white mustang's life takes her through the history of the development of the Great Plains, the near-extinction of the buffalo, the plight of the Plains Indians whose lives depended on them, and the struggles of the ranchers and homesteaders who moved onto what had previously been Indian territory.
Hawk — NEW!
Hawk, a First Nations teen from northern Alberta, is a star athlete until a serious illness yanks him out of competition and into a fight for his life. Struggling, he comes across a young osprey trapped in a tailings pond, helpless. Rescuing the bird gives Hawk a new purpose in life, if he can survive to see it through.