Great Writers from our First Nations

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Sharing the stories and achievements of First Nations writers, this collection of short & engaging biographies is great for Canadian Social Science, First Nations, and Language Arts (Biography) curriculum

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.

Praise & Recognition

I would recommend this book as a valuable addition to any collection seeking to increase First Nations representation. CM Magazine
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


Publication Date: September 15, 2012

Reading Age: 9 - 12

Genre: Children's Nonfiction

Product Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

ISBN: 978-1-926920-85-6

About the Author

Kim Sigafus

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.
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About the Author

Lyle Ernst

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