[Library Media] Fwd: Native American Heritage Month Books + Giveaway

Juan Lee jtlee at utah.gov
Mon Nov 6 09:30:48 MST 2017


Celebrate diverse literature in your libraries and classrooms with these
awesome lists from our friends at Lee & Low. Great reads!


*Juan Tomás Lee*, State Data Coordinator & Library Consultant

he / him / his

Utah *State Library* Division <http://library.utah.gov>

Department of Heritage & Arts

250 N 1950 W Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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From: Abe Barretto, Lee & Low Books <abarretto at leeandlow.com>
Date: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 7:00 AM
Subject: Native American Heritage Month Books + Giveaway

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November 6, 2017

*The People Shall Continue is Back in Print (with teaching resources)!*

LEE & LOW BOOKS is thrilled to bring *The People Shall Continue *back to
print in a special 40th Anniversary Edition as well as a new Spanish
translation! This formerly out-of-print classic picture book, written by
Simon J. Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo) and illustrated by Sharol Graves (Absentee
Shawnee) offers a Native perspective on the history of the Norht American

Use this groundbreaking book with our free, downloadable Teacher’s Guide,
now available for educators to use and adapt with their students! You can
find the link to purchase the book *here*
and the Teacher’s Guide *here*

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*The People Shall Continue Poster GIVEAWAY*

*To celebrate the release of The People Shall Continue
LEE & LOW is giving away a special limited edition poster! Enter your
school or library information here
to receive a copy of our poster and the Teacher’s Guide for The People
Shall Continue.*


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*New Social and Emotional Learning Diverse Reading List*

Discover our educator favorites for SEL read-alouds to pair with your
curriculum! These mentor texts will help you model and explore strategies
for tackling challenges and building community. Books included in our *Social
and Emotional Learning Diverse Reading List
feature award-winning authors and illustrators from diverse backgrounds and
fiction and nonfiction protagonists. Click the button below to download the
full list and feel free to browse our *Social and Emotional Learning


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*Spotlight: National Native American Heritage Month Books*

These award-winning, culturally responsive books are great ways to honor
National Native American Heritage Month in the classroom:

   1. [image: National Native American Heritage Month]*The People Shall
   Renowned Acoma Pueblo poet and storyteller Simon J. Ortiz traces the
   progress of Native/Indigenous people of North America from the time of
   creation to the present (also available in Spanish).
   2. *Kiki’s Journey:*
   Kiki’s tender story sensitively portrays the rewards and challenges of
   contemporary Indian life, as Kiki grapples with her Tiwa Indian heritage
   and Los Angeles city roots.
   3. *Home to Medicine Mountain:*
   In the 1930s two young brothers are sent to a government-run Indian
   residential school—an experience shared by generations of Native American
   4. *Crazy Horse’s Vision:*
   The story of Crazy Horse, the great Sioux warrior who was a young boy
   defies tradition and seeks a vision on his own in hopes of saving his
   5. *Sky Dancers:*
   John Cloud’s father is a steelworker building skyscrapers in New York City,
   far away from their home upstate on the Mohawk Reservation.
   6. *Killer of Enemies:*
   In a world that has barely survived an apocalypse that leaves it with
   pre-twentieth century technology, Lozen is a monster hunter for four
   tyrants who are holding her family hostage.

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*For Older Readers: I Am Alfonso Jones Tackles Police Brutality*
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Our new young adult graphic novel *I Am Alfonso Jones
at police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement through the eyes of
fictional 16-year-old Alfonso Jones, who is killed by an off-duty police
officer. When Alfonso wakes up in the afterlife, he’s on a ghost train
guided by well-known victims of police shootings. Meanwhile, his family and
friends struggle with their grief and seek justice for Alfonso.

With a Foreword
by Bryan Stevenson (author of *Just Mercy*), *I Am Alfonso Jones *is a
great way to facilitate difficult conversations in the classroom.

Check out our extensive Teacher’s Guide
for lessons, discussion questions, and more.

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*Recommended Collections for November*
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Native American English Collection

This collection of books highlights the historical challenges Native
American people- from brave warriors to star athletes-have faced and
celebrates their important contributions.
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*Native American Spanish/Bilingual Collection*

Pay tribute and honor the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans
with the Native American
Spanish/Bilingual Collection.
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*Bestsellers and Favorites Collection*

In this hand-picked collection you’ll find some of our perennial
bestsellers, award winners, and favorites for young readers in grades K-5.

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*Customize Your Classroom Library*

Looking for the right collection for your students and curriculum? Let us
help! Our team can help you build the culturally responsive collection you
are looking for based on your students’ needs and diverse experiences,

   - Bilingual and Dual Language Programs
   - Reading Levels
   - Themes and Curriculum Units
   - High Interest-Low Readability
   - Middle and High School

Fill out the *School Needs Questionnaire
and contact Vice President of Educational Sales, *Abe Barretto*, at
*abarretto at leeandlow.com*
<abarretto at leeandlow.com?subject=Classroom%20Collection%20Customization>
or (212)
779-4400 ext. 23 <(212)%20779-4400> to get started.
*GET IN TOUCH FOR A FREE CUSTOMIZED QUOTE*  <vlabarca at leeandlow.com>

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*What We're Reading: Five Favorite Resources for Educators*

   - Here are 5 ways to celebrate Native American Heritage Month
    from *Indian Country Today*.

   - Check out this list of lessons, activities, and resources
   for Native American Heritage Month from the *National Education

   - Our Literacy Expert offers ideas for teaching Native American culture
   in a nuanced way that incorporates modern-day narratives.

   - Looking for more books by Native authors? Here's a list of 10
   #ownvoices books
   our blog!

- In this blog post
   author and editor Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses the dehumanizing myths and
   misconceptions that hurt Native students.

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