Thursday, September 04, 2008

Native students pick RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME

Just read some terrific news over on Cynsations...

Cynthia Leitich Smith's novel Rain Is Not My Indian Name is the recipient of the Dishchii'Bikoh High School Reader Award. The school is on the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona. I am not surprised that teenagers would make this choice. It features a Native teen of the present day. Refreshing and awesome in so many ways.

Congratulations, Cyn!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And another exciting piece of news about Cynthia is that she is scheduled to be in Central Illinois for the Youth Literature Festival on & around the UIUC campus the first weekend in October! She's a creative woman, an engaging speaker, and worth going out of one's way to see/meet!