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American Indians in Children's · 19h ago

Debbie--have you seen Sara Biren's THE LAST THING YOU SAID?

A reader wrote to ask if I've seenSara Biren's The Last Thing You Said. Biren's young adult novel is due out onApril 4, 2017 from Amulet Books(which is part of Abrams Books).Here's the descr...
American Indians in Children's · 1d ago

Kara Stewart's Letter to Agents and Editors

Over the weekend, Kara Stewart posted her Dear Agents and Editors letter. It consists of a series of questions that agents and editors can use to evaluate American Indian content. Kara was a...
American Indians in Children's · 1W ago

Notes on STONE MIRRORS: THE SCULPTURE AND SILENCE OF EDMONIA LEWIS

Some time back, a reader wrote to ask if I'd seen Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis by Jeannine Atkins. Published this year (2017) by Atheneum/Simon and Schuster, I s...
American Indians in Children's · 2W ago

Not Recommended: THE LEGEND OF SKYCO: SPIRIT QUEST by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert

A reader asked me about The Legend of Skyco: Spirit Quest by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert, due out on April 4 of 2017 from Amber Jack Publishing. I was able to get an ARC. Here's the synopsis:Skyc...
American Indians in Children's · 3W ago

Can Kiera Drake's THE CONTINENT be revised?

Kiera Drake's The Continent was slated for release in January of 2017 from Harlequin Teen. Questions from readers, however, prompted Harlequin Teen to postpone it. They didn't say they were ...
American Indians in Children's · 3W ago

Debbie--have you seen Ruby Slipperjack's THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL DIARY OF VIOLET PESHEENS?

A reader wrote to ask if I've seen Ruby Slipperjack's The Residential School Diary of Violet Pesheens. Published by Scholastic in its Dear Canada series, this one is set in Northern Ontario,...
American Indians in Children's · 3W ago

Lydia Sharp's WHENEVER I'M WITH YOU

Lydia Sharp's Whenever I'm With You was published on January 3, 2017 by Scholastic. Here's the synopsis for Whenever I'm With You:After Gabi's parents' divorce, she moves from California to ...
American Indians in Children's · 3W ago

Not Recommended: I AM SACAGAWEA by Grace Norwich

A reader wrote to ask if I've seen I Am Sacagawea by Grace Norwich. It was published in 2012 by Scholastic in its "I Am" biography series. Here's the synopsis:I am only sixteen years old as ...
American Indians in Children's · 3W ago

Debbie--have you seen the SPIRIT ANIMALS series published by Scholastic?

Among the many books I have on the towering to-be-read pile is the Spirit Animals series published by Scholastic. Here's a bit of info about it, from the website:The series centers on the fa...
American Indians in Children's · 3W ago

Debbie--have you seen REZ RUNAWAY by Melanie Florence?

Yesterday's review of Melanie Florence's Missing Nimama generated a lot of private email and social media from Native people who are uncomfortable with it but didn't want to say anything. I ...