And parents! And librarians! And booksellers! :)
I’m still creating content and collecting links for your convenience. So please, if you don’t find what you’re looking for right now, check back again soon!
I’m happy to hear it! Native Americans are woefully underrepresented in children’s and young adult literature. By requesting books by Native authors for your school libraries, classrooms, community reads, etc. you can help to change the status quo. How exciting is that? How powerful are your roles as literary educators and gatekeepers?! What a time to be alive!
But before you dive in and start developing your curriculum, you might want to take a moment with my Master Post of Helpful Resources for Teaching About Natives. (Even if you aren’t in the market for tips, I highly recommend following this link. Totally worth the extra click.)
The official I Can Make This Promise Discussion Guide is available here.
More activity guides and classroom inspiration tips are coming soon! Stay tuned!
“Amplifying #OwnVoices: Recognizing and Affirming Indigenous Youth,” by Meredith Newlin, for the Duke TIP Teachers Workshop blog is an excellent resource for reading and teaching my essay from Our Stories, Our Voices!
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