Native American Authors Build Empathy and Understanding

WHY THANKSGIVING ISN’T NECESSARILY A CELEBRATION: A NATIVE AMERICAN WRITER’S TAKE

Louise Erdrich debuted with “Love Medicine” in 1984. The writing in this book, which follows many different people, families and experiences, is so strong and distinct. It walks the reader through so many kinds of voices in a world that, at the time it came out, so few people knew or understood.

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AUTHOR TOMMY ORANGE RETURNS TO TAOS

In his (Orange’s) novel there are many cultural references and at one point, Native writer Louise Erdrich (Chippewa) is mentioned. In real life, Orange is fortunate enough to have a blurb by Erdrich on the book jacket…

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COLUMN: NATIVE AMERICAN AUTHORS TO READ

A local here in Minneapolis, she (Louise Edrich) is considered a powerhouse in the Native American writing community. Her works have been up for the Pulitzer Award for Fiction and she has won many acclaimed literary awards. Erdrich’s novels range from fiction to local history to youth to adult and can be found almost anywhere

A prolific young adult writer and master storyteller, Tim Tingle is the author for any adult or young adult who wants to learn more about Choctaw stories that are passed down from generation to generation.

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100TH ANNIVERSARY PLANS FOR CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK KICK INTO HIGH GEAR

New Logo, Theme, and Poster. Next year’s theme—Read Now, Read Forever—will be featured on the official 2019 CBW poster, illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Yuyi Morales, author-illustrator of Dreamers, Viva Frida, and other titles.

In addition to the traditional annual poster, a 12-artist poster will also be revealed in stages throughout 2019. The dozen illustrators onboard for this project are: Sophie Blackall, Eric Carle, Bryan Collier, Grace Lin, Juana Martinez-Neal, Barbara McClintock, Frank Morrison, LeUyen Pham, James E. Ransome, Erin Stead, Melissa Sweet, and Raina Telgemeier.

Illustrators for the anniversary were selected from CBC member publishers’ submissions. Entries were chosen by a 100th anniversary art committee comprised of Betsy Bird, Diane Capriola, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Christopher Lassen, Leonard Marcus, Susannah Richards, and Lisa Von Drasek.

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AUTHOR/PLAYWRIGHT CALVIN ALEXANDER RAMSEY TO HOW INAUGURAL CELEBRATION OF “THE NEGRO MOTORIST GREEN BOOK”

Award-winning author/playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey will serve as host and guest lecturer at the First Annual Appreciation Day honoring “The Negro Motorist Green Book” creators Victor and Alma Green…

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PORTRAIT OF A MARRIAGE, ONSTAGE AND AT THE BARRICADES

The archive of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, now at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, traces more than 60 years in the theater, in the movies and at the front lines of social activism.

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ESCAPE TO FREEDOM BY OSSIE DAVIS

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BRINGING THE 2018 NTIONAL BOOK AWARDS TO TEEN READERS


The Journey of Little Charlie (Scholastic Press) by Christopher Paul Curtis takes place in 19th-century South Carolina. In the novel, a boy faces a moral dilemma when he attempts to recover a debt from fugitives who have escaped slavery.

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