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Saturday, April 11, 2009
BIRCHBARK HOUSE is on "We the People" Bookshelf, 2009
Through January 30, 2009, librarians were invited to submit a proposal to win a set of books on the 2009 "We the People" bookshelf. Schools winning a set are being announced this month.
The big news, for me and readers of American Indians in Children's Literature is that Louise Erdrich's book, Birchbark House, is among the books this year. The theme is "Picturing America."
I've been disappointed (furious, actually) with some of the selections in years past. I'm delighted, though, that over 4000 schools in the country will be receiving a copy of Birchbark House book from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Congratulations to Erdrich, and to all students who will have this book in their library.
Posted by Debbie Reese at 7:54 PM