My Powerful Hair: A Picture Book

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Product Details
Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
9.36 X 11.27 X 0.44 inches | 1.18 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781419759437

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About the Author
Carole Lindstrom is a New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author of literature for young people, including of the Caldecott Medal-winning We Are Water Protectors. She is Anishinaabe/Métis and an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. She is honored to write books that allow her to shine a light on her beautiful people and their strength and resilience. Her tribal homelands are in Belcourt, North Dakota, but she was born and raised in Nebraska and currently makes her home in Maryland. Steph Littlebird is an Indigenous artist, writer, curator, and a member of Oregon's Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Her work combines traditional aesthetics with contemporary materials and subject matter to forge connections between our collective past and imminent future. Littlebird was the 2020-2021 fellow of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Littlebird received national recognition as curator of This IS Kalapuyan Land (2020) an exhibition at the Five Oaks Museum in Portland, which was featured by ArtNews and PBS NewsHour. She currently lives in Las Vegas.
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"The narrative's powerful ending brings this story to a satisfying, hopeful conclusion. Debut illustrator Littlebird (a member of Oregon's Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) captures the closeness of the family and the strength and determination of the protagonist in bright colors set against woodgrain-like backgrounds."
-- "The Horn Book Magazine"
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"A thoughtful and enlightening addition to the picture book shelves and a worthy choice for units on Indigenous cultures."-- "Booklist"
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"This is an emotionally searing story infused with important historical and cultural information on the significance of hair to Indigenous cultures."-- "School Library Journal"
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"A deeply moving and inspiring celebration of long hair and its significance in Indigenous cultures."-- "Kirkus"