Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A giveaway!

I am giving away a copy of one of my favorite children's books.... Cynthia Leitich Smith's Jingle Dancer. It is a picture book about a little girl getting ready to do the Jingle Dance for the first time at an upcoming powwow. Jenna (the little girl) is Creek. The story is set in a suburb (if I recall correctly, about half of Native people live in places other than reservations). With help of her family and Native community, the story culminates with Jenna doing the dance at the powwow.

I haven't done an on-line giveaway before (I do them in person at workshops), so will likely learn a lot this first time! Please send me an email with your name, mailing address, and email address. On November 30th, I'll put all the emails in a box and draw the winner from the box. And then, of course, I'll send the book to you. Send this info along to fellow parents, teachers, librarians, or students!

My email is debreese at illinois.edu


Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Thank you, Debbie! I just wanted to add that, if the winner contacts me with a snail/street mail address and any personalization information, I'll gladly sent an autographed bookplate ASAP!

kid's angel said...

Hey Debbie...thats nice of you. Is there another book which you think is worth recommending?

Debbie Reese said...

Kid's angel, I'm guessing you're a new visitor to the site. As you spend time here, you'll find lots of recommendations. For a list, over on the right-side, scroll down to the link that says 'recommended books'.