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 9, 2021

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Featuring the voices of new and veteran Native writers, and edited by best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories set at the same powwow bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride. Each story can be read individually, but read as a whole, the stories play off one another and intersect, providing a cohesive story.

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 best-selling, acclaimed author of books for all ages, including Rain Is Not My Indian Name, Indian Shoes, Jingle Dancer, and Hearts Unbroken, which won the American Indian Library Association’s Youth Literature Award. She is the author-curator of Heartdrum, a Native-focused imprint at HarperCollins Children’s Books, and is on the core faculty of the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and lives in Austin, Texas.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 320 pages

Publisher: Heartdrum

ISBN: 9780062869944

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