Heartdrum Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids
Heartdrum Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

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Publication Date: February 8, 2022

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Featuring the voices of new and veteran Native writers, edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith and published by the Heartdrum imprint, this collection of intersecting stories set at a powwow bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride. Now in paperback!

Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.In a high school gym full of color and song, people dance, sell beadwork and books, and celebrate friendship and heritage. Young protagonists will meet relatives from faraway, shadowy spirits, and sometimes one another (plus one scrappy rez dog).They are the heroes of their own stories.Featuring stories and poems by: Joseph Bruchac, Art Coulson, Christine Day, Eric Gansworth, Carole Lindstrom, Dawn Quigley, Rebecca Roanhorse, David A. Robertson, Andrea L. Rogers, Kim Rogers, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Monique Gray Smith, Traci Sorell, Tim Tingle, Erika T. Wurth, and Brian Young.

About the Author

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the bestselling, acclaimed author of books for all ages, including Rain Is Not My Indian Name, Indian Shoes, Jingle Dancer, Sisters of the Neversea, and Hearts Unbroken, which won the American Indian Library Association’s Youth Literature Award; she is also the anthologist of Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids. She was named a NSK Neustadt Laureate, which honors outstanding achievement in the world of children’s and young adult literature. Cynthia is the author-curator of Heartdrum, a Native-focused imprint at HarperCollins Children’s Books, and serves as the Katherine Paterson Inaugural Endowed Chair on the faculty of the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation and lives in Austin, Texas. You can visit Cynthia online at www.cynthialeitichsmith.com.

Format: Paperback

Length: 320 pages

Publisher: Heartdrum

Publication Date: February 8, 2022

ISBN: 9780062869951

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