Bean and Grandma's Weekend
This book marks the beginning of a magical journey. Moments shared between grandmother and grandson begin the mending of a gap between two powerful generations; one who keeps the sacred traditions alive, and another to feed the flames of the future. The new generation who will never forget where they came from. Bean learns from his grandma the importance of learning the language, the wisdom of picking medicines, and the peace of his grandmother’s life. This book sparks a conversation about why it is vital to remember who we are. Where we came from and where we can go.
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Wentanoron Ariana is a Mohawk woman from Akwesasne, Ontario. She began writing in her elementary school years and decided to never stop after that. In high school, she wrote every chance she had, wanting to put to paper all the fantastical stories she couldn’t wait to share with the world. Now she brings forth the workings to help mend the gap between two generations; one who speaks the mother language of her people, and another racing towards new heights for the future. All her life she has learned the importance of knowing her language and learning just how unique her heritage is. And so she continues her literary journey with her children’s books and continues to allow her history and heritage to inspire. She has many plans to bring to life all her most magical stories to share.