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Friday, February 5, 2016

American IndianLibrary Association's 2016 Youth Literature Awards were announced today.  These awards are made every two years.  Here's the list--check your collection, do you have some of them?  If not, consider it!

Picture Book Award Winner
Little You 
Written by Richard Van Camp
Illustrated by Julie Flett
Published in 2013 by Orca Book Publishers

Picture Book Honor
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People
Written and illustrated by S.D. Nelson
Published in 2015 by Abrams Books for Young Readers

Middle School Award Winner
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse
by Joseph Marshall III
Written by Joseph Marshall III
Published in 2015 by Amulet Books

Middle School Honor
Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native Voices
Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
Published in 2014 by Annick Press

Young Adult Winner
House of Purple Cedar
Written by Tim Tingle
Published n 2013 by Cinco Puntos Press

Young Adult Honor
Her Land, Her Love
Written by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie

Published in 2016 by Salina Bookshelf

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation

"The Raising of America" is a five-episode documentary series that examines the connections between how we raise our children and how we support our parents and future of our nation. 

There is a unique opportunity to watch the entire series for free from today until Feb. 15 only.

After viewing, visit the series' companion website to: 
·  Learn more about national partner organizations and what they are doing to promote care for young children
·Join the campaign and host your own screenings and discussions.  

If you are inspired, check out the Action Toolkit, designed to spark discussion around strategic ways to use the series, potential partners to connect with, and more.