Karina and Matthew talk about looking honestly at history, tribal land acknowledgements, and engaging young people in the history going on today. Joining are special guests Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, authors of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People, adapted from the book by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.
This episode is sponsored All the Impossible Things by Lindsay Lackey (and published by Macmillan Children’s), Astro Girl by Ken Wilson-Max (and published by Candlewick Press), and our Book Riot Mystery/Thriller Giveaway.
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Debbie Reese responds to Commissioner Corcoran’s Back to School Reading List with the Florida Department of Education (Twitter)
Native Stories: Books for tweens and teens by and about Indigenous peoples (School Library Journal)
The 1619 Project (New York Times)
Florida Department of Education, We Have a Situation (Indigo’s Bookshelf: Voices of Native Youth)
Children of the Glades (@ofglades)
BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza, Debbie Reese
Jingle Dancer by Cynthia L. Smith, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright
Fall in Line, Holden! by Daniel W. Vandever
Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light by Tim Tingle, illustrated by Karen Clarkson
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frane Lessac
The Good Luck Cat by Joy Harjo, illustrated by Paul Lee
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal
Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child, illustrated by Jonathan Thunder
The Water Walker by Joanne Robertson, translated by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse
The Sockeye Mother by Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
The Grizzly Mother by Brett D. Huson, illustrated by Natasha Donovan
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