Books featuring Indigenous characters created by Indigenous authors have become a significant trend. Indigenous authors who write in different genres for different audiences talk about this movement to tell Native stories by Native voices -- why it matters, their views on the books being published, and their books as contributions to the field.
|Education Room 353 (Seats 92, Wheelchair accessible)
|Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Signing Area - Children (following presentation)
Cherie Dimaline's 2017 book, "The Marrow Thieves," won the Governor General's Award and the prestigious Kirkus Prize for Young Readers, was a finalist for the White Pine Award and was named by TIME magazine as one of the best young adult books of all time....
Laurel Goodluck is Mandan, Hidatsa from the prairies of North Dakota, and Tsimshian from the rainforest in Alaska. She resides in Albuquerque, N.M., with her Diné husband, where they raised two children also bent on storytelling in journalism and acting....
David A. Robertson is the author of numerous books for young readers, including Governor General's Literary Award winners "When We Were Alone" and "On the Trapline" (which also won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award)....
Cynthia Leitich Smith is an NSK Neustadt Laureate and acclaimed author of the American Indian Youth Literature Award winning "Hearts Unbroken," "Harvest House," "Sisters of the Neversea," The New York Times best-selling Tantalize and Feral series, "Rain Is Not My Indian Name" and "Jingle Dancer," illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu....