Native American Picture Books of Change: The Art of Historic Children's Editions is a valuable contribution to the literature about children's picture book publishing. Selecting an overlooked niche of this topic, the author has chosen to focus on a 60-year period of Native content picture books developed by government and mainstream publishing. This coffee table book is a treasure of well-researched commentary combined with outstanding reproduction of 106 colour plates and 44 black and while illustrations created by Native American artists.
In 1974 Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery was published to accompany an exhibit at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology: twenty years later there are some 80,000 copies in print. Like Seven Families, Fourteen Families in Pueblo Pottery is updated and greatly enlarged version by Rick Dillingham, who curated the original exhibition, includes portraits of the potters, colour photographs of their work, and a statement by each potter about the work of his or her family.
The Pueblo is a juvenile literature title in the Native Americans series published by ABDO Publishing. The series author is Barbara Gray-Kanatiiosh, an Akwesasne Mohawk writer. The series is designed to appeal to students in grades 3 to 5, and each title covers the culture and history of the particular Nation. In this title, the author describes the traditional homeland of the Pueblo as the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico. The 21 Pueblo tribes include the Zuni and Hopi peoples. The name Pueblo is from the Spanish word meaning town.
The Good Rainbow Road: A Native American Tale in Keres and English is retold by Acoma Pueblo storyteller Simon J. Ortiz. As author of this creative narrative Ortiz explains in a note that this book does not retell a traditional legend. Rather it is a contemporary story that draws on the strong cultural traditions of his people and tells a story that can relate to all ethnic groups. The story is set long ago in the Southwest during a time of great drought. It is a time of crop failures and hungry villages. It is also a time when the people had forgotten their traditional teachings.
Pueblo Storyteller is a colourful photo-essay about one 10-year-old Pueblo girl's family and their artistic and cultural traditions. April Trujillo lives with her grandparents in the Cochiti Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico. This contemporary Pueblo extended family's daily activities are described by April as she introduced the book's photographer Lawrence Migdale to bread making, pottery, drum making, and a special event. The girl begins by introducing herself, explaining her Pueblo name, and briefly outlining her community's history and culture.
The Pueblos is one of the titles in A True Book Series written for students in grades four to six. This title contains basic factual information about the culture and history of the Pueblo Nation. Historical as well as contemporary information is provided. This 47-page book includes archival photographs and drawings, maps, and additional information sources. Guided Reading Level: N; ATOS Reading Level: 6; Reading Level: 6.7; Lexile Measure: 940.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from GoodMinds.com I Make Clay Pots is an 8-page book developed by Bebop Books for young readers. It features a reading recovery level of 6, and a word count of 29. In this picture book, a Pueblo girl learns how to make clay pottery with the help and guidance of her grandmother. First the girl shows the reader the clay, then she rolls the clay, shapes and smoothes the clay, then paints the clay pot and finally bakes the pot. The result is a finished piece of Pueblo pottery.