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DEEP ROOTS: Alaska Native Voices in Publishing is a poster in the 2020 PNLA Virtual Poster Session. We encourage you to engage in discussion by leaving a comment on the page. The author of the poster will respond to comments the week of August 4-7, 2020.
Presenters: Best Beginnings, Sealaska Heritage Institute, Alaska Northwest Books
Track: Public & School Libraries
Abstract: Discover authors and publishing programs creating Alaska children’s books that are culturally relevant, accurate, well-produced, and age-appropriate for their target audiences.
- Seasons of Alaska trailer [from slide #12]
- Baby Raven Reads video [from slide #39]
- How Raven Got His Crooked Nose trailer [from slide #44]
- Chia and the Fox Man trailer [from slide #45]
About the Presenters:
- Abbe Hensley is the executive director of Best Beginnings, a statewide early childhood nonprofit focused on growing readers, building strong families, and engaging community.
- Stephanie Schott is the Early Literacy Director of Best Beginnings.
- Angela Y. Gonzalez, (Koyukon Athabascan) is wife and a mother of two, works PR/Communications, loves taking photos and writing, and is author of several books.
- Barbara J. Atwater (Dena’ina) is a retired teacher, administrator and author.
- Ethan J. Atwater, Barbara’s son, is an author and interested in storytelling and educating children on Dena’ina folklore.
- Tess Olympia is the Program Manager for Sealaska Heritage’s Baby Raven Reads program and part of the Book Production Team.
- Angela Zbornik is marketing manager for Alaska Northwest Books.
Thank you for this!! Loved those info-graphics on diversity in publishing…super powerful.
Wow. These books a great and beautiful. I have enjoyed the ones I have read previously. I am going to investigate to see if there is a similar publisher/program in Oregon and the surrounding region. I just read Indian No More which is about the Umpqua losing their official status as viewed through the eyes of a young girl. Stories like these seem like essential reading to better connect people with the land and the communities that live (or have lived) there.
Thanks, Rick! We are fortunate to work with amazing authors and love connecting readers with people and places to create a better understanding. Happy reading!