[Library Media] Fwd: Native authors/books about Christmas

Danae Leu DLEU at dsdmail.net
Fri Dec 20 08:01:27 MST 2013

I so appreciate Debbie Reese's contribution to the discussion of children's lit. Her unapologetic insight into of the portrayal of Native American culture in children's books holds us all to a higher standard. From the list I would love to give a plug to Eric Gansworth's middle-grade novel IF I EVER GET OUT OF HERE, which came out this year. Aside from Sherman Alexi's brilliant THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN, I know of no other children's or YA novels set amid reservation life. I very well could be missing many but it is a shockingly underrepresented society in our cannon.

Thanks for passing on the link,

DaNae Leu

From: library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org [mailto:library-media-bounces at lists.uen.org] On Behalf Of Juan Lee
Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:45 PM
Subject: [Library Media] Fwd: Native authors/books about Christmas

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to Debbie Reese (American Indians in Children's Literature) for sharing this list of "books that reflect [a] melding of traditions, with a Native slant that cookie-cutter Christmas tales may not offer."

Juan Lee
Utah State Library Division

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Date: Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 6:34 PM
Subject: Native authors/books about Christmas

Earlier today, INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY uploaded a short essay and an annotated list of nine books by Native authors---all the books are about Christmas. As is too-often the case, it'll be hard to find some of them, but I hope you seek them out!


Debbie Reese, PhD
Tribally enrolled: Nambe Pueblo
Email: dreese.nambe at gmail.com<mailto:dreese.nambe at gmail.com>

Website: American Indians in Children's Literature
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