About the Author & Illustrator
In REMEMBER ME, by Donald Soctomah and Jean Flahive, readers learn how Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the man who would become the thirty-second president of the United States, joyfully spent his boyhood summers on Campobello Island. There he met Tomah Joseph, a Passamaquoddy elder and former chief who made his living as a guide, birchbark canoe builder, and basket-maker. Authors Soctomah and Flahive imagine the relationship that developed between these two as Tomah Joseph taught young Franklin how to canoe and shared some of the stories and culture of his people. A beautifully decorated birchbark canoe that he made for Franklin remains at Campobello Island, a tangible reminder of this special friendship.
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Honors and Awards:
Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Gold
WHY READ THIS BOOK?
A fictional account of the real-life friendship between a Passamaquoddy elder and a boy who would one day become president of the United States.
Elder/younger sharing, changing Native American life.
What happens when a whole new people move into a land already occupied by others?