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.
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