Great Women from our First Nations

SKU: 9781897187258

Kelly Fournel
First Nations Book for Young Readers
Grade Levels:
Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine
Apache, Cherokee, Inuit, Lil'wat, Maliseet, Metis, Mohawk, Multiple Nations, Ojibwe, Osage, Paiute
Book Type:
Second Story Press
First Nations Book for Young Readers
Copyright Date:

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Great Women from our First Nations is part of the Second Story Press series, First Nations Book for Young Readers. This 2015 printing contains the same biographies found in 7th Generation title, Native Women of Courage for Young Readers This is a collection of brief biographical sketches of ten outstanding First Nations women. Métis author Kelly Fournel celebrates the lives of Winona LaDuke, Sarah Winnemucca, Maria Tallchief, Mary Kim Titla, Sandra Lovelace Nicholas, Susan Aglukark, Wilma Mankiller, Suzanne Rochon-Burnett, Lorna B. Williams, and Pauline Johnson. Each biography includes information about how each woman overcame difficult circumstances to achieve success in her field of endeavor. Each sketch includes the Nation, achievement and photograph of historical and contemporary women. Their Nations include Paiute, Apache, Maliseet, Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), Inuit, Cherokee, Métis, Osage, Lil'wat, and Mohawk. This is a valuable contribution to the literature about Indigenous women from Canada and the United States suitable for senior elementary and secondary students. This book is selected as a recommended title in the 2009 First Nations Libraries Community Reads program. Reading Level: 6.0. Highly recommended.

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