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American Indians in Children's · 5d ago

Not recommended: John Smelcer's KISKA

Published by Leapfrog Press, John Smelcer's Kiska was released in November of 2017.  I'll start by saying I do not recommend Kiska. Back in September when I received an advanced reader copy ...
American Indians in Children's · 1W ago

Not Recommended: THE ITSY BITSY PILGRIM

Eds. note: American Indians in Children's Literature is pleased to share Allie Jane Bruce's review of The Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim, by Jeffry Burton. Published in 2017 by Little Simon, I agree wit...
American Indians in Children's · 1W ago

KISKA by John Smelcer: "Historical fiction" that lies about history

Eds. note: American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) is pleased to publish Kiska: "Historical fiction" that lies about history" submitted to us by Melissa S. Green of Anchorage, Alask...
American Indians in Children's · 1W ago

Recommended: THE STORY OF MANOOMIN

The Story of Manoomin (2013), is a photo-essay, an Ojibwe language lesson, and a board book all in one. Published by the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, this little book explains...
American Indians in Children's · 1W ago

Eve Bunting's CHEYENNE AGAIN

Not Again! Boarding School Story Misses the Mark*Last year, Debbie and I analyzed several picture books about children in Indian boarding school for a book chapter. We intentionally left out...
American Indians in Children's · 2W ago

Not Recommended: THE QUEST FOR Z: THE TRUE STORY OF EXPLORER PERCY FAWCETT AND A LOST CITY IN THE AMAZON BY GREG PIZZOLI

Red x is mine, a visual signal that I do not recommend this bookBack in July, I wrote (a little) about Greg Pizzoli's The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost Cit...
American Indians in Children's · 2W ago

Debbie--have you seen Eric Gansworth's GIVE ME SOME TRUTH?

I've been waiting for Eric Gansworth's Give Me Some Truth for some time now. Due out next year, a copy of the ARC was in my mail two days ago! Here's the synopsis:Carson Mastick is entering ...
American Indians in Children's · 1M ago

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

Some conversations about my review of Jonah and Jeanette Winter's The Secret Project suggest that I didn't say enough, back in March. I'm back, therefore, to say more. Some of what I wrote i...
American Indians in Children's · 1M ago

Highly Recommended: #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women, edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women is another outstanding collection edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale. Released on September 12th, 2017 from Annick Press, i...
American Indians in Children's · 1M ago

Debbie--have you seen ALL KINDS OF FAMILIES by Mary Ann Hoberman?

In my mail today (Oct 3, 2017) is an email from a librarian in Illinois, asking if I've seen Mary Ann Hoberman's All Kinds of Families. First published in 2009 by Little Brown, it was publis...