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Sunshine Quem Tenasco

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SUNSHINE QUEM TENASCO is Anishinabe, from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec. She is a clean water activist. Through her website,, Sunshine sells the beaded pendants she makes, with a portion of the profits going to the David Suzuki Blue Dot campaign, which supports the right to a clean environment. She is a mother of four, and Smile So Big is her second picture book.


  • Smile So Big, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2023

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