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No-Name Baby
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 104

No-Name Baby

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-03-01
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  • Publisher: Namelos Llc

When her pregnant mother falls, Sophie blames herself for the accident. Premature labor begins, and everyone worries the infant might join the others under the row of gray stones. Aunt Rae reveals something that shakes Sophie's world, in this intimate portrait of a young girl as she discovers the truth about herself and her family.

Warriors in the Crossfire
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 144

Warriors in the Crossfire

On the tiny South Pacific island of Saipan, thirteen-year-old Joseph and his half-Japanese cousin Kento practice to become warriors like their ancestors. But in the final months of World War II, their paradise island becomes the stage for one of the bloodiest battles in the Pacific war between America and Japan. Joseph and Kento’s loyalties are tested and they discover, within themselves, what it means to become true warriors.

Soldier Sister, Fly Home
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 176

Soldier Sister, Fly Home

Half-Navajo, half-white sisters Tess and Gaby are separated when Gaby drops out of college to join the army. Now as Gaby is deployed to Iraq, she asks Tess to care for Blue, the spirited horse that Tess dislikes. Tess struggles with her identity and with missing her sister, and she decides to spend the summer with her grandmother at sheep camp where tragedy strikes.

Water Runs Through This Book
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 64

Water Runs Through This Book

Through photographs, verse and narration, this book celebrates the most essential ingredient to life: water. Author and educator, Nancy Bo Flood and award-winning photographer, Jan Sonnenmair, combine imagination and information to explore this ever-changing and mysterious element. Water Runs Through This Book teaches how water runs through all aspects of our lives. Including everyday tips to help conserve, it will inspire children and adults to value water resources and to become better global citizens.

First Laugh--Welcome, Baby!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

First Laugh--Welcome, Baby!

In Navajo families, the first person to make a new baby laugh hosts the child's First Laugh Ceremony. Who will earn the honor in this story? The First Laugh Ceremony is a celebration held to welcome a new member of the community. As everyone--from Baby's nima (mom) to nadi (big sister) to cheii (grandfather)--tries to elicit the joyous sound from Baby, readers are introduced to details about Navajo life and the Navajo names for family members. Back matter includes information about other cultural ceremonies that welcome new babies and children, including man yue celebration (China), sanskaras (Hindu) and aquiqa (Muslim).

Sand to Stone and Back Again
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 56

Sand to Stone and Back Again

I am sandstone, I am always changing, just like you. Sand to Stone illustrates the life cycle of sandstone for curious young minds. Open these pages to discover the amazing shapes, colors, and textures natural forces have left behind in the Desert Southwest.

The Hogan That Great-Grandfather Built
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

The Hogan That Great-Grandfather Built

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-12-16
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  • Publisher: Unknown

A child describes what daily life is like for his Navajo family living in a hogan built long, long ago by his great-grandfather.

The Navajo Year, Walk Through Many Seasons
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 32

The Navajo Year, Walk Through Many Seasons

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2006-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Following the Navajo calendar, describes the many sights, sounds, and activities associated with each month.

Micronesian Legends
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 207

Micronesian Legends

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002-01
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  • Publisher: Bess Press

Retells sixty-eight traditional legends of the islands, including creation myths and tales of duhendes, dancing trickster elves of the jungle.

Cowboy Up!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

Cowboy Up!

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Photographs, text, and brief poems introduce the excitement and events of the rodeo in Navajo culture.