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category: Children's Nonfiction
published: July 2014
ISBN:9781554516872
publisher: Annick Press

Dreaming in Indian

Contemporary Native American Voices

by Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale

tagged: native american, native canadian
Description

A highly-acclaimed anthology about growing up NativeÑnow in paperback.

*Best Books of 2014, American Indians in ChildrenÕs Literature *Best Book of 2014, Center for the Study of Multicultural Literature *2015 USBBY Outstanding International Book Honor List

A collection truly universal in its themes, Dreaming in Indian will shatter commonly held stereotypes about Native peoples and offers readers a unique insight into a community often misunderstood and misrepresented by the mainstream media.

Native artists, including acclaimed author Joseph Boyden, renowned visual artist Bunky Echo Hawk, and stand-up comedian Ryan McMahon, contribute thoughtful and heartfelt pieces on their experiences growing up Native.

Whether addressing the effects of residential schools, calling out bullies through personal manifestos, or simply citing their hopes for the future, this book refuses to shy away from difficult topics. Insightful, thought-provoking, brutallyÑand beautifullyÑhonest, this book is sure to appeal to young adults everywhere.

ÒNot to be missed.ÓÑSchool Library Journal, *starred review

ÒÉa uniquely valuable resource.Ó ÑKirkus Reviews, *starred review

ÒÉ wide-ranging and emotionally potent ÉÓÑPublishers Weekly

About the Authors

Lisa Charleyboy (Tsilhqot'in) is Editor-In-Chief of Urban Native Magazine, which focuses on pop culture with an Indigenous twist. She is also the host of CBC Radio's New Fire. She lives in Vancouver.


Mary Beth Leatherdale writes, edits and consults on books, magazines, and digital resources for children and youth.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
6 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 18

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Top  Grade
Librarian review

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices

Native artists and writers contribute heartfelt pieces about growing up Native.

This powerful collection allows students to read about artists who understand what it is like to grow up Native. Young adult readers will find remarkable text and images that tell stories about the dreams and challenges of Aboriginal identity. Multi-modal text features (e.g. poetry, photographs, song, art work, narratives) add to the power of this book.

Also available: Urban Tribes: Native Americans in the City @urbannativegirl

Source: Association of Canadian Publishers. Top Grade Selection 2016.

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