Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A child's experience with CADDIE WOODLAWN

Comment posted today, by Jeff, regarding his daughter, who has been asked to read Caddie Woodlawn... The comment is the third one posted to "Reflections on CADDIE WOODLAWN" posted on March 17, 2007.

If you are able, Jeff, keep us updated!

Monday, January 14, 2008

2008 American Indian Youth Literature Award

The American Library Association announced its awards today. Affiliated with the ALA is the
American Indian Library Association. They, too, announced their awards today.

Picture book...
Tim Tingle's Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw tale of Friendship, published by Cinco Puntos Press, illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridge.

Middle School...
Joseph Medicine Crow's Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond, published by National Geographic

Young Adult...
Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, published by Little Brown, art by Ellen Forney

These are TERRIFIC books, and I hope that every school and public library in the United States and Canada order multiple copies right away. And if you're not bound by specific agreements to buy books from a jobber, please order them from Oyate.

Congratulations to the all those involved in bringing these wonderful books to us!