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CM Magazine: Kunu's Basket: A Story from Indian Island.

CM Magazine: Kunu's Basket: A Story from Indian Island. | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

CM Magazine's Review of Francis Lee DeCora's Kunu's Basket: A Story from Indian Island. The book is based in Maine and features Penobscot First Nations.  

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Review of The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King | Quill & Quire

"Novelist Thomas King describes his brilliantly insightful, peevish book about native people in North America as a “a series of conversations and arguments that I’ve been having with myself and others for most of my adult life.” Making no excuses for the intrusion of his own personal biases and the book’s lack of footnotes, King suggests we view The Inconvenient Indian not as history, but as storytelling “fraught with history."

 

Reviewed by Emily Donaldson

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Available at NB Public Libraries- http://vision.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1291571046_the_inconvenient_indian ;

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Shining Off the Page: From Literary Lights to Academic Experts, the Authors of 2012 Nourished Our Minds - ICTMN.com

Shining Off the Page: From Literary Lights to Academic Experts, the Authors of 2012 Nourished Our Minds - ICTMN.com | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Native America’s literary stars shone brightly this year, with the biggest names releasing books, winning awards and garnering headlines in the national media. Topping that lineup was National Book Award winner Louise Erdrich for The Round House.
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Debby Dahl Edwardson's WHALE SNOW

Debby Dahl Edwardson's WHALE SNOW | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

We (Indigenous peoples) are diverse in a great many ways based on things like our location and history, but there are some commonalities amongst us. These commonalities shine in books like Debby Dahl Edwardson's Whale Snow.

 

Review by Debbie Reese, American Indians in Children's Literature   

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Hockey helps aboriginal boy escape racism - Book Review

Hockey helps aboriginal boy escape racism - Book Review | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

Douglas & McIntyre, 186 pages, $23

 

"He may not have meant to, but B.C. author Richard Wagamese captures the beauty of hockey as few sportswriters could hope to match.

His new novel, Indian Horse, is not essentially about hockey. But Wagamese's elegance in describing the game's power to fulfil, however temporarily, the needs of an aboriginal boy raises hockey to a kind of spiritual level."

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Review of Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson | Quill & Quire

"It is 200 years in the future, and 16-year-old Cassandra Mercredi is living with her twin brother, Paul, and their father on the outskirts of the Corridor, home to the general population. Because of their aboriginal heritage (they come from a Métis background), the Mercredis are among the few who are immune to Plague, a disease that poses a constant threat and causes slow and painful death. Antigens in aboriginal blood offer protection, making it highly sought after."

 

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Quill & Quire's review of Metis author Catherine Knutsson's Shadows Cast by Stars. This is a Canadian YA book.

 

 

Available at our libraries: http://vision.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1264816046_shadows_cast_by_stars

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PaperTigers 10th Anniversary Extra! Top 10 Multi-Cultural Picture Books by Cynthia Leitich Smith

PaperTigers 10th Anniversary Extra! Top 10 Multi-Cultural Picture Books by Cynthia Leitich Smith | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
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Aboriginal Author Cynthia Leitich Smith's top 10 multi-cultural picture books. Two of which are Aboriginal- Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship by Tim Tingle and Muskrat Will Be Swimming by Cheryl Savageau  featuring Joseph Bruchac.

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Books to Match Diverse Young Readers- NY Times

"Introductory chapter books aimed at second, third and fourth grade readers overwhelmingly reflect a suburban milieu with white protagonists. Students of other races and ethnicities seldom encounter characters like themselves in books, and some education experts say that can be an obstacle to literacy. Below [are] titles that feature main characters who are black, Latino, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native and read the beginning of each book."

 

- NY Times

 

 

 

Two of the titles are written by Aboriginal Authors: Chickadee by Louise Erdrich and Indian Shoes by Cynthia Leitich Smith. Highly recommend these titles!

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Fiction Review: Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie.

Fiction Review: Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories by Sherman Alexie. | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

The National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award-winner’s latest work combines 15 classics (“The Toughest Indian in the World”; “Salt”; “Indian Education”) with 15 recent stories of varying length and tenor, and the result should attract new converts and invite back longtime fans.

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