My grandparent's grandparents walked beside the same stream where I walk with my brother and we can see what they saw.' Today when a Lenape Indian girl ventures to the stream to fish for shad, she knows that great great grandmother did the same generations before. Through the cycle of the seasons, what is important has remained: being with family, knowing when berries are ripe for picking, listening to stories in a warm home. Then and now are not so very different when the Shadbush blooms.

A young Lenni Lenape girl travels through the seasons, dreaming of great great grandmother's life, planting seeds, picking berries, playing in fallen leaves, and romping in the snow. Told from the viewpoints of Traditional Sister and Contemporary Sister, each from her own time, this is a book about tradition and about change.