Phoenix Gets Greater

Author Marty Wilson Trudeau
Publisher Second Story Press

Phoenix Gets Greater

Phoenix loves to play with dolls and marvel at pretty fabrics. Most of all, he loves to dance—ballet, Pow Wow dancing, or just swirling and twirling around his house. Sometimes Phoenix gets picked on and he struggles with feeling different, but his mom and brother are proud of him. With their help, Phoenix learns about Two Spirit/Niizh Manidoowag people in Anishinaabe culture and just how special he is.

Based on the childhood experiences of her son, Phoenix, Marty Wilson-Trudeau demonstrates the difference that a loving and supportive family can make.

Marty Wilson-Trudeau is an Anishinaabe Kwe writer originally from M’Chigeeng, Ontario, and a post-secondary drama teacher in Sudbury, Ontario.  She is the mother to two wonderful sons, Brandan and Phoenix Wilson.

Phoenix Wilson is an Anishinaabe actor and dancer and is very proud of who he is.  Phoenix started dancing ballet at age three, grass dancing at age five, and acting at age six.  Phoenix is now attending post-secondary studies in Toronto.  He hopes to pursue a career in fashion.