Michaela Goade

Michaela Goade is an artist and graphic designer living and working in Juneau, Alaska, where she was also raised. Her childhood was spent in the forests and on the beaches of Southeast Alaska and her artistic style is rooted in the depth and beauty of its landscapes. At the heart of her work, whether she’s illustrating a children’s book or designing a logo, is a love for nature, the beautiful region she calls home, and a passion for evocative storytelling. Forever inspired by the coastal wilds of Southeast Alaska, she works to capture its magic and honor its vibrant cultures. Michaela’s Tlingit name is Sheit.een and she is from the Raven moiety and Kiks.ádi Clan from Sitka, Alaska.

Watercolor & mixed media

Winner of the 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Best Picture Book Award (Shanyaak’utlaax: Salmon Boy)

Let’s Go! A Harvest Story (Sealaska Heritage Institute, 2017)
Shanyaak’utlaax: Salmon Boy (Sealaska Heritage Institute, 2017)
Encounter (Little Brown, Fall 2019)


We Are Water Protectors (Roaring Brook, Spring 2020)
I Sang You Down from the Stars (Little Brown, Spring 2021)
Listen (Little Brown, Fall 2021)