Tuesday, September 05, 2006

American Indian Youth Literature Awards Announced

Criteria: "This new literary award was created as a way to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. Books selected to receive the award present Native Americans in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts." (from Press Release, link below)

Presented by: American Indian Library Association (AILA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA)

Picture Book:
Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story, by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, illustrated by Sam Sandoval, and published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Middle School:
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich.

Young Adult:
Hidden Roots by Joseph Bruchac.

Press Release here.

Additional Links: American Indians In Children's Literature

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