Thursday, November 6, 2008

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month and the NEA has a list of recommended fiction, non-fiction and poetry books for all ages from pre-K to adult. You can find the list here:

Today I cataloged an audiobook by Native American author Louise Erdrich called The Porcupine Year. It's the third in a series of books about an Ojibwe family who live on Lake Superior in the 1800's. The other 2 books in the series are The Birchbark House, a National Book Award finalist, and The Game of Silence, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. These books are recommended for grades 5-8 but I would like to read them all.
This is all pretty interesting to me because I recently became friends with a person who is an Ojibwe Indian. We started emailing each other after she posted a comment on my blog.


Native Pride said...

I'm going to see if are library has any of those books.

Native Pride said...

November 28, 2008, as Native American Heritage Day. Can you believe it...we finally got a day!!!

Fourdogmom said...

That is really cool even if it is a few hundred years too late.

Native Pride said...

I don't know of any plans to celebrate. I don't do anything for thanksgiving but this year on our day I'm having a few friends over. I going to have some wild rice and fried bread. I'll take a plate to my moms grave so she can celebrate with us.