These recent books for children and teens focus on Native American traditions. Titles featured in this event include one picture book, two books for middle readers, and one for teens.
Rabbit’s Snow Dance is a hip and funny take on an Iroquois folktale about the importance of patience, the seasons, and listening to your friends. Buffalo Song is the inspiring story of the first efforts to save the buffalo, an animal sacred to Native Americans and a powerful symbol of the American west. On This Long Journey is about the Cherokee Nation as they face being forcibly moved from their land in 1838. Sixteen-year-old Jesse Smoke and his family have to march westward during the long, cold winter months. Killer of Enemies is about a seventeen-year-old Apache hunter, Lozen, and her family. She has a unique set of survival skills and magical abilities. Lozen, a hero, hunts monsters with powers that connect her to an ancient Apache legend.
Joseph Bruchac has written over 120 books for children and adults that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions. He has received numerous awards including the American Book Award, and awards from Horn Book, Scientific American, The Boston Globe, a Parents Choice award and many more. He lives in Greenfield Center.
Location: Street: 128 Jay St Additional: City: Schenectady, Province: New York Postal Code: 12305 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)