Great Writers from our First Nations

Great Writers from our First Nations


By Kim Sigafus and Lyle Ernst 


A celebration of ten writers who have challenged stereotypes, told history from a perspective often silenced, and entertained millions of readers

Ten short and engaging biographies of First Nations/Native writers complete with photographs, sidebars, and a complete catalog of their work. These writers draw on their cultural history to create novels, poetry, and plays, and are an inspiration to any aspiring writer or avid reader. Includes Sherman Alexie, Louise Erdrich, Joseph Boyden, N. Scott Momaday, Marilyn Dumont, Tomson Highway, Joseph Bruchac, Maria Campbell, Nicola Campbell, and Tim Tingle.

A First Nations Book for Young Readers

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About the Author

Kim Sigafus is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer from Warren, Illinois. She is an Ojibwa and her family is from the White Earth Indian Reservation in the northwest region of Minnesota.

About the Author

Lyle Ernst is a member of the Native American Coalition of the Quad Cities based in Moline, Illinois. He is a freelance journalist who has contributed news stories, feature stories, and columns to various newspapers

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Product Information

  • Release: September 15, 2012

  • $10.95 Paperback

  • 128 Pages

  • 6 x 9

  • Children's Nonfiction

  • Ages 8-14 / Grades 3-8

  • ISBN: 9781926920856


  • Language Arts
    > Biography

  • > Writing

  • History & Social Studies
    > Canadian History

  • Reflecting Diversity
    > First Nations & Indigenous Peoples

Praise for Great Writers from our First Nations

"I would recommend this book as a valuable addition to any collection seeking to increase First Nations representation." - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"Great Writers from our First Nations is an excellent way to showcase that success on First Nations themes is a real prospect. The writers represent excellent role models, working in a craft that allows expression to compliment their cultural pride." - Resource Links