Dreaming in Indian:  Contemporary Native American Voices

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices

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*School Library Journal Best Books

*Kirkus Best Books

*Best Books of 2014, American Indians in Children’s Literature

*Best Book of 2014, Center for the Study of Multicultural Literature

*2015 USBBY Outstanding International Books Award

A powerful and visually stunning anthology from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North America today.

Truly universal in its themes, Dreaming In Indian will shatter commonly held stereotypes and challenge readers to rethink their own place in the world. Divided into four sections, ‘Roots,’ ‘Battles,’ ‘Medicines,’ and ‘Dreamcatchers,’ this book offers readers a unique insight into a community often misunderstood and misrepresented by the mainstream media.

Emerging and established Native artists, including acclaimed author Joseph Boyden, renowned visual artist Bunky Echo Hawk, and stand-up comedian Ryan McMahon, contribute thoughtful and heartfelt pieces on their experiences growing up Indigenous, expressing them through such mediums as art, food, the written word, sport, dance, and fashion. Renowned chef Aaron Bear Robe, for example, explains how he introduces restaurant customers to his culture by reinventing traditional dishes. And in a dramatic photo spread, model Ashley Callingbull and photographer Thosh Collins reappropriate the trend of wearing ‘Native’ clothing.

Whether addressing the effects of residential schools, calling out bullies through personal manifestos, or simply citing hopes for the future, Dreaming In Indian refuses to shy away from difficult topics. Insightful, thought-provoking, and beautifully honest, this book will to appeal to young adult readers. An innovative and captivating design enhances each contribution and makes for a truly unique reading experience.

Ages:  12+

Grades:  6+

Additional Information

Author Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
Publisher Annick Press
Publication Date 2014
Edition No
Pages 128
ISBN13 9781554516865