Saturday, January 15, 2005

The Good Rainbow Road

The Good Rainbow Road/Rawa 'Kashtyaa'tsi Hiyaani by Simon J. Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo), illustrated by Michael Lacapa (Hopi-Tewa-White Mountain Apache)(The University of Arizona Press, 2004). This title features "a Native American Tales in Keres and English[,] followed by a translation into Spanish" by Victor Montejo (Mayan) and is published in cooperation with Oyate. The Good Rainbow Road is about two brothers who work together to save Haapaahnitse (Oak Place), their town. The "about this book" section notes that it is not a traditional story, but rather an original tale told in a stylistically Native way. Ages 4-up.

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