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Finding excellent children's books by and about American Indians
How do you choose children’s books about Native peoples? Because most of us were socialized and educated to think of Native peoples in narrow and biased ways, we typically don't recognize how deeply flawed many of the books we choose are. Too many children's books present Native peoples exclusively as historical figures, for example, ignoring the presence and realities of the 500+ federally recognized Native Nations in the United States today. Too many present American Indians as "people of color," which they may or may not be, dismissing their defining attribute as people of sovereign nations. Join American Indians in Children's Literature founder Debbie Reese for an opportunity to move beyond what you've been taught to a place where you're able to identify great books about Native peoples, the original people of the lands currently known as the United States of America.

May 28, 2019 8:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Debbie Reese
Founder, Scholar, Diversity Jedi @debreese @American Indians in Children's Literature
Debbie Reese is tribally enrolled at Nambe Pueblo in northern New Mexico. She grew up on the Nambe Pueblo reservation, got a teaching degree from the University of New Mexico, a master's at U of Oklahoma, and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research is centered on representations of American Indians in children's literature, popular culture, and school materials (textbooks, workbooks, teaching charts, etc.) Through American Indians in Children's Literature, which she founded in 2006, Debbie helps readers learn about and understand the 500+ federally recognized Native Nations in the United States.