We Are The Many: A Picture Book Of American Indians by Doreen Rappaport

We Are The Many: A Picture Book Of American Indians

byDoreen Rappaport

Reinforced Library Binding | September 3, 2002

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A dedicated doctor drives her horse through a blinding snowstorm to tend a child sick with pneumonia.

An athlete, lagging behind, pumps his arms and flies past his competitors in the 1,500-meter race, to win an Olympic gold medal.

In a tangled jungle in the South Pacific, an American marine baffles Japanese codebreakers with an ingenious code based on the Navajo language.

Susan La Flesche Picotte, Jim Thorpe, and William McCabe are just three of the distinguished American Indians you will meet in this book- Acclaimed author Doreen Rappaport re-created one dramatic moment in each person's life to give you a glimpse of their incredible accomplishments. Each portrait has been thoroughly researched and is beautifully evoked by noted artists Ying-Hwa Hu and Cornelius Van Wright.

Beginning with Tisquantum teaching the Pilgrims how to survive in a new land and ending 370 years later with Sherman Alexie writing a poem, this book provides young readers with a fresh, exciting first took at the great history and culture of American Indians.

About The Author

Doreen Rappaport is well known for her groundbreaking approach to multicultural history and literature for young readers. Her many books include Victory or Death: Stories of the American Revolution; We Are The Many: A Picture Book of American Indians; and Martin?s Big Words, winner of the Jane Addams Book Award. She and her husband div...

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Title:We Are The Many: A Picture Book Of American IndiansFormat:Reinforced Library BindingDimensions:32 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.25 inPublished:September 3, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060011394

ISBN - 13:9780060011390

Appropriate for ages: 5 - 9

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“In 13 double-page chapters, 16 people are brought to light.One incident from each person’s life is re-created; giving a quick, snapshot-style view of the individual’s contribution to the world.Arranged in chronological order, the profiles begin with Tisquantum, known also as Squanto, and close with Sherman Alexie, a Navajo poet and novelist born in 1966.Students might be familiar with a few subjects (Maria Tallchief, Wilma Mankiller, Sacajawea, Jim Thorpe) but most will be new.The text is large, and sentences are accessible to emerging readers.Each section is uniform-a colorful painting depicting the scene takes up a little over half of the spread, with the narrative beside it.There is some fictionalizing-Konwatsi’tsiénni’s “…knees trembled as she walked toward the door” -but it is limited and does not detract form the overall worth of the title.The biographies are too short for reports but will spark children’s interest.This title is perfect for Native American units. ” (School Library Journal)