A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children

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Doris Seale, Beverly Slapin
Rowman Altamira, Jan 1, 2006 - Education - 463 pages
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A Broken Flute is a book of reviews that critically evaluate children's books about Native Americans written between the early 1900s and 2003, accompanied by stories, essays and poems from its contributors. The authors critique some 600 books by more than 500 authors, arranging titles A to Z and covering pre-school, K-12 levels, and evaluations of some adult and teacher materials. This book is a valuable resource for community and educational organizations, and a key reference for public and school libraries, and Native American collections.
  

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A copy of this book should be in every school classroom and library. I am a professor in American Indian Studies, and this is a required book for my class in children's literature. ... Read full review

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Offering a wide range of essays, poems, and stories written by Native American parents, educators, and children, this book is a fantastic resource for classrooms. If classrooms were to only have one quality Native American compilation, this would be it. The editors are concerned with the authenticity and integrity of a lot of Native literature, and all of the works are approved by Native’s themselves, so an educator will know the material is honest and authentic.  

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Contents

A CULTURAL ENCOUNTER
6
OPEN LETTER TO A NONINDIAN TEACHER
8
LIVING STORIES
10
THE GIFT OF SYRUP
18
FRYBREAD AND FEATHER FREE
19
OLD ISA TSI
21
WHO STOLE ONATES FOOT?
22
CHARLIES BUNDLE
23
PHOTOESSAYS OF INDIAN CHILDREN
136
PHOTOESSAY SERIES
143
A GUIDE FOR EVALUATING PHOTOESSAYS
150
BOOKS ABOUT DREAMCATCHERS
152
BOOKS ABOUT KOKOPELLI
154
WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES OF DARKNESS
155
PAUL GOBLE
158
The Buffalo Skull
161

DEAD PAWN
24
NO YOU CANT HAVE MY FIREWOOD
25
WELCOME HOME OUR RELATIVE
28
BOOKS ABOUT ISHI
29
BOOKS ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA MISSIONS
35
BOOKS ABOUT THE NAVAJO LONG WALK
42
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE OSAGE PRAIRIE
49
ELSA REMEMBERS
53
MY HEART IS ON THE GROUND AND THE INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
56
BOOKS ABOUT THE INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS
72
POEMS
84
BOOKS OF POETRY
104
SLIAMMON STORIES
118
CARVING A DREAM
120
INDIAN CHILDRENS ART
122
INDIAN CHILDRENS WRITING
124
ARTS AND CRAFTS BOOKS
128
PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOTING BACK
132
BOOKS ABOUT BUFFALO
162
A Knothead
171
THIS IS ABOUT COYOTE
172
BOOKS ABOUT COYOTE
173
Coyote Blue
187
WATERBUGS
188
THIS IS ABOUT RAVEN
189
BOOKS ABOUT RAVEN
190
TAKE TWO
196
DECONSTRUCTING THE MYTHS OF THE FIRST THANKSGIVING
201
TAKE TWO COYOTE STORIES AND CALL ME IN YOUR NEXT LIFETIME
209
AUTHORS A TO Z
212
THE WINONA DILEMMA
434
NO WORD FOR GOODBYE
435
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
436
INDEX
443
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