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WINTER Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

2021 The Sea in Winter

Edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek) Cover art by Nicole Niedhardt (Navajo)

by Christine Day (Upper Skagit) Cover art by Michaela Goade (Tlingit) From the author of I Can Make This Promise comes a tender story about a Makah/ Piscataway girl struggling to find her joy again, and the family who will protect her no matter what happens.

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 narrative.

HC ISBN: 9780062869944 Ebook ISBN: 9780062869968 Digital Audio: 9780063063600

ON SALE: February 9, 2021

Jingle Dancer

by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek) Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu

PB ISBN: 9780063018112

The warm, evocative watercolors of Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu complement author Cynthia Leitich Smith’s lyrical text in this picture book that was first published in 2000. Jenna loves the tradition of jingle dancing that has been shared by generations of women in her family, and she hopes to dance at the next powwow. But with the day quickly approaching, she has a problem—how will her dress sing if it has no jingles?

ON SALE: February 9, 2021

ON SALE: January 5, 2021

HC IBSN: 9780062872043 Ebook ISBN: 9780062872067 Digital Audio: 9780063063440

Indian Shoes

by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek) Cover art by Sharon Irla (Cherokee) Interior art by MaryBeth Timothy (Cherokee)

PB ISBN: 9780064421485 Ebook ISBN: 9780063049871

First published in 2002, this is a repackage with new cover and interior art. Bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith tells six stories about a Cherokee-Seminole boy and his grandfather in a chapter book full of humor and love.

ON SALE: February 9, 2021

Rain Is Not My Indian Name

Edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek) Cover art by Natasha Donovan (Métis)

PB ISBN: 9780380733002 Ebook ISBN: 9780063049826

First published in 2001, this is a repackage with new cover art. In a voice that resonates with insight and humor, Cynthia Leitich Smith tells the story of a Muscogee Creek-Cherokee and Ojibwe girl who must face down her grief and reclaim her place in the world with the help of her intertribal community.

ON SALE: February 9, 2021

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