Hope and Hardship: The Picture Book As Exile Narrative

Today I am ceding editing rights to my friend and colleague Betsy Bird, an award winning children's author and librarian... Children’s books are written years in advance of their publication dates. A book being written at this very moment may take anywhere between two to five years to reach library and bookstore shelves. As such, … Continue reading Hope and Hardship: The Picture Book As Exile Narrative

Publisher Spotlight: Mazinaate

Mazinaate, Inc., is a native-owned company that publishes native language books and other teaching materials. The books are intended for learners of all levels. Gookom's Language is a textbook of 30 lessons. It introduces the learner to the grammar step by step. It has over 100 dialogues that show idiomatic expressions and several long stories … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Mazinaate

Publisher Spotlight: Oyate

The amount of bad literature about Native peoples is disgusting. If this is surprising, read a few entries from the American Indians in Children’s Literature blog at https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/. This is because the literature is dominated by non-Natives who do not present accurate or appropriate information. These authors and publishers seem to have the notion that … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Oyate