Listen to the beating drum It tells a hundred stories Of our people, of our homeland Some of birds and beasts and sweet grass.
Close your eyes and listen You might come to hear a story That no one hears but you alone A story of your very own.
Winner of the 2003 Governor General's Literary Award
On Kirkus' Best Middle-Grade Books of 2015 list
On the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) annual best-of-the-year list