BENES, REBECCA C.; EMERSON, GLORIA (FOREWORD).
Title Native American Picture Books Of Change: Historic Children's Books.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
Publisher Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe.
Seller ID 81988X1
Illustrated with 150 paintings and historical photographs, some from as early as 1922, the author describes the history behind these picture book readers, originally developed for use in Indian schools during the New Deal, representing the first Native-centered texts used in Bureau of Indian Affairs curriculum. 11 x 9 in. 176 pages 106 color plates, 44 black-and-white illustrations. Rebecca C. Benes has explored a lifetime interest in children's literature as a gallery owner, a librarian, and as an adjunct professor of children's literature. She lives in the Denver area. Gloria Emerson is a writer and artist involved in Navajo education and linguistics. She founded and directed the Native American Materials Development Center in Albuquerque. "Beautifully illustrated with over one hundred color plates and 44 black-and-white illustrations and offering fascinating accounts of the preservation of Native American stories, this important book will greatly benefit the fields of both children's and Native American literature." -- Library Journal
(Key Words: Literary Criticism, Rebecca C. Benes, American Indians, Native Americans, Children's Books, Gloria Emerson, Children's Literature).