Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

Smith, C.L.
A compilation of eighteen short stories highlighting the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan, this collection of tales shines a light on complex characters who are finding their identities, meeting relatives, and celebrating their heritage, all while overcoming personal challenges. Each character’s journey is showcased with the unique writing styles of the contributing authors, and each narrative alludes to complex themes around violence and abuse. Suitable for young adolescents, teachers may use the resource as a read-aloud in the classroom or invite students to read independently and in small groups. Teachers may prompt Grade 6–8 students to dig deeper into each narrative and reflect on the connections between all the stories.
Indigenous, Novel
English Language Arts
  • 6-8

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