Native American Picture Books of Change: Historic Children's Books by Rebecca C. BenesNative American Picture Books of Change: Historic Children's Books by Rebecca C. Benes

Native American Picture Books of Change: Historic Children's Books

byRebecca C. BenesForeword byGloria Emerson

Hardcover | February 13, 2004

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In this book illustrated with 150 enchanting paintings and historical photographs, some from as early as 1922, the author describes the history and motivation behind some of the most exceptional children's books published in the United States. These picture book readers, originally developed for use in Indian schools during the New Deal, represent the first Native-centred texts used in Bureau of Indian Affairs curriculum. They were written by lauded writers, ethnologists, and linguists and illustrated with the stunning work of emerging and prominent Native American artists.

Rebecca C. Benes has explored a lifetime interest in children's literature as a gallery owner, a librarian, and as an adjunct professor of children's literature. She lives in the Denver area. Gloria Emerson is a writer and artist involved in Navajo education and linguistics. She founded and directed the Native American Materials Deve...
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Title:Native American Picture Books of Change: Historic Children's BooksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.28 × 11.35 × 0.87 inPublished:February 13, 2004Publisher:Museum Of New Mexico PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0890134715

ISBN - 13:9780890134719

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