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