A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children (Contemporary Native American Communities 13)

A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children (Contemporary Native American Communities 13)

By: Beverly Slapin (editor), Doris Seale (editor)Paperback

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A Broken Flute is a book of reviews that critically evaluate children's books about Native Americans written between the early 1900s and 2003, accompanied by stories, essays and poems from its contributors. The authors critique some 600 books by more than 500 authors, arranging titles A to Z and covering pre-school, K-12 levels, and evaluations of some adult and teacher materials. This book is a valuable resource for community and educational organizations, and a key reference for public and school libraries, and Native American collections.

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1 Foreword 2 Introduction 3 A Cultural Encounter 4 Open Letter to a Non-Indian Teacher 5 Living Stories 6 The Gift of Syrup 7 Frybread- and Feather-Free 8 Old Tsa Tsi 9 Who Stole Onate's Foot? 10 Charlie's Bundle 11 Dead Pawn 12 No, You Can't Have My Firewood 13 Welcome Home, Our Relative 14 Reviews: Books about "Ishi" 15 Reviews: Books about the California Missions 16 Reviews: Books about the Navajo Long Walk 17 Little House on the Osage Prarie 18 Elsa Remembers 19 My Heart is on the Ground and the Indian Residential School Experience 20 Reviews: Books about the Indian Residential Schools 21 Poems Chapter 22 Reviews: Books of Poetry 23 Reviews: Sliammon Stories 24 Reviews: Carving a Dream 25 Reviews: Indian Children's Art Chapter 26 Reviews: Indian Children's Writing 27 Reviews: Arts and Crafts Books 28 Reviews: Photography, "Shooting Back" 29 Reviews: Photoessays of Indian Children Chapter 30 Photoessays Series 31 A Guide for Evaluating Photoessays 32 Reviews: Books about Dreamcatchers 33 Reviews: Books about Kokopelli 34 When I Look in Your Eyes of Darkness 35 Paul Goble 36 The Buffalo Skull 37 Reviews: Books about Buffalo 38 A Knothead 39 This Is about Coyote 40 Reviews: Books about Coyote 41 Coyote Blue 42 Waterbugs 43 This Is about Raven 44 Reviews: Books about Raven 45 Goodbye Columbus: Take Two 46 Deconstructing the Myths of "The First Thanksgiving" 47 Take Two Coyote Stories and Call me in Your Next Lifetime 48 Reviews: Authors "A" to "Z" 49 The Winona Dilemma 50 No Word for Goodbye 51 About the Contributors 52 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/12/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780759107793
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 476
  • ID: 9780759107793
  • weight: 1298
  • ISBN10: 0759107793

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