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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Wordcraft Circle Awards

Hungry Johnny, written by Cheryl Minnema and illustrated by Wesley Ballinger, is one of the award winners
Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers recognized several titles for Wordcraft Awards and Honors last week.  These books are written by Native authors, and are great bets for libraries!  In the words of Debbie Reese (of American Indians in Children's Literature), "Librarians and teachers! Get these books. Native kids you work with will find their lives affirmed. Non-Native kids you work with will have that much talked about window into Native life."

Debbie Reese has created a list, with photos of the covers and a few reviews, right here.  Seriously folks, there are a lot of books still being published with inaccurate or degrading portrayals of Native people.  Here is your chance to get some titles that have a seal of approval!

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