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Roaring Brook Press


New York, New York, United States of America

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Children's and Young Adult Literature | Fiction | Library and Information Science | Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority | Modern Literature


Children's literature, reviews, Native American culture


This book is absolutely jaw-dropping both in its incredible illustrations and in its imperative and mature message about preserving the earth. Using the cultural beliefs of the Ojibwe culture, this book looks at the maltreatment of Mother Earth from a steward’s perspective. It uses the heinous “black snake” as a metaphor for oil pipelines and human progress as it encroaches upon the untouched natural beauty of the earth and its water supply. This book also teaches children about the religious beliefs of different Native American cultures and encourages pride in one’s own heritage. It defines environmental consciousness as a constant fight and implores children to commit to retaining the purity of the world’s water and land. This book gives valuable insights into the cultural heritage of North America, its Native American roots, and the cultural problems that persist in the world today. On top of that, its illustrations are simply gorgeous. Highly Recommended Katie Korwan, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio.



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