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American Indians in Children's · 1d ago

Beverly Slapin's review of UNDEFEATED: JIM THORPE AND THE CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM by Steve Sheinkin

Editor's Note: Beverly Slapin submitted this review of Steve Sheinkin's Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team. It may not be used elsewhere without her written ...
American Indians in Children's · 2d ago

Debbie--have you seen BEAUTY OF THE BROKEN by Tawni Waters?

A reader wrote today, to ask if I've seen Beauty of the Broken by Tawni Waters. It came out in 2014 from Simon Pulse/Simon and Schuster. Here's the description:In this lyrical, heartwrenchin...
American Indians in Children's · 2d ago

Alternatives to Aaron Carapella's "Tribal Nations Map"

A few years ago, Aaron Carapella launched his Tribal Nations Maps website. At first glance, the project seemed terrific, but a close look revealed a lot of problems.People--some who are scho...
American Indians in Children's · 4d ago

What happened to "A Second Perspective" at All The Wonders?

First, a brief overview of what happened to my "Second Perspective" post at the All the Wonders website (more on who they are, later):On Wednesday (March 22, 2017), I reviewed The Secret Pro...
American Indians in Children's · 1w ago

Not recommended: VIVIAN AND THE LEGEND OF THE HOODOOS by Jennings and Saroff

A reader wrote to ask me about Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos, written by Terry Catasus Jennings and illustrated by Phyllis V. Saroff. Published by Arbordale Publishing, it came out in...
American Indians in Children's · 1w ago

Not Recommended: THE SECRET PROJECT by Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter

Eds. Note on 3/27/17: This review was posted on a popular children's literature website but removed. For details, see What Happened to A Second Perspective at All the Wonders?A reader wrote ...
American Indians in Children's · 1W ago

Librarians Noting Problems in Nonfiction Series: First Peoples of North America, by Cassie Lawton

One of the more gratifying kind of emails I get is from librarians who are bringing a critical lens to nonfiction.Recently I had an email from a librarian in Oklahoma who was looking over Ca...
American Indians in Children's · 1W ago

Jokes and Riddles in Books for Kids

This morning on Twitter, I saw a tweet from a Native parent that included an image from a joke book her child was reading last night. The book is from their local library. I've asked her for...
American Indians in Children's · 2W ago

Not Recommended: DREAMLAND BURNING by Jennifer Latham

See note below about the red X.Jennifer Latham's Dreamland Burning is about racism in 1921, and racism in the present day. The story is told from two points of view. Published by Little Brow...
American Indians in Children's · 3W ago

AICL's Best Books of 2016

Comics and Graphic Novels:Nelson, Jonathan. (2016) The Wool of Jonesy. Native Realities, USStarr, Arigon (ed.). (2016) Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers, Native Realities, USVan Camp, Richard...