NATIVE WRITERS: VOICES of POWER

Reading Level: 
6.0

A celebration of ten writers who have challenged stereotypes and told history from a perspective often silenced. The entertaining and poignant creative works of these writers will inspire young readers to continue their educations and reach for their own successes.

The full list of writers profiled:

Sherman Alexie (Spokane/Coeur d'Alene)
Louise Erdrich (Ojibwa)
Joseph Boyden (Cree/Métis)
N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa/Cherokee)
Marilyn Dumont (Cree/Métis)
Tomson Highway (Cree)
Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki)
Maria Campbell (Métis)
Tim Tingle (Choctaw)
Nicola Campbell (Interior Salish of Nle7kepmx (Thompson) and Nsilx (Okanagan)/Métis)

Age: 12 to 16
Reading level: 6.0
Character Education
Language Arts: Biography
Social Studies: United States, Native American Culture

Awards

2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards
Silver Juvenile Nonfiction

2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Finalist Multicultural Non-Fiction

2013 USA Best Book Awards
Children's Non-Fiction 

Reviews

“Until the latter part of the 20th century, the popularized story of Native People on the North American continent was never told by Native People. Momaday, Bruchac, Erdrich, and many others have forever altered the literary landscape. As native writers, we walk this hallowed earth with dignity and remembrance, sometimes to the drumbeat of the keyboard, but always on the bones of the unforgotten, our blood ancestors who struggled to survive. Native Writers: Voices of Power is a powerful testament to survival and offers a unique glimpse into the world of the Indian narrative. Thank you so much for including me in this volume.” - Author Tim Tingle

ISBN: 
9780977918386
Author: 
Kim Sigafus, Lyle Ernst
Page Count: 
112
Width: 
6.00
Heigth: 
9.00
Price: 
9.95
Publication Year: 
2012