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Monday, August 18, 2008

Blogging Children's Books

Muscogee (Creek) author Cynthia Leitich Smith has posted an interview with the Abenaki author, Joseph Bruchac, on her blog, cynsations. Leitich Smith writes for all ages of native children, and we have three of her books in the collection: the lovely picture book, Jingle Dancer; a collection of stories for middle-school age kids, Indian Shoes; and a teen novel, Rain Is Not My Indian Name. Joseph Bruchac also writes for all ages, and has published scores of books; we have too many to list here (about 30!!)

We learned about this interview from Nambe Pueblo teacher Debbie Reese. We use her blog, American Indians in Children's Literature, as a reliable source of suggestions for titles to hunt for (as well as titles to avoid). She has strong opinions, and is always entertaining to read...

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