ANCESTOR APPROVED: INTERTRIBAL STORIES FOR KIDS, by Cynthia L. Smith
Featuring the voices of new and veteran Native writers, and edited by best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories set at the same powwow bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride. Each story can be read individually, but read as a whole, the stories play off one another and intersect, providing a cohesive story.
Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In a high school gym full of color and song, people dance, sell beadwork and books, and celebrate friendship and heritage. Young protagonists will meet relatives from faraway, shadowy spirits, and sometimes one another (plus one scrappy rez dog).
They are the heroes of their own stories.
Age: 8+ years
Hardback: 320 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 (WxHxD)
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