Navajo: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa

by Shonto Begay

Pairing paintings and poems, Navajo artist and writer Shonto Begay takes readers... read more

Pairing paintings and poems, Navajo artist and writer Shonto Begay takes readers on a journey through past and present from the viewpoint of a 20th century Navajo, for whom the struggle for balance - "New World" with ancient world - is constant. In his powerful introduction which provides an important context for the poems and paintings that follow, Begay writes, "These are my personal visions and memories of voices shared." His images on page and canvas, reflect spiritual beliefs, his relationship with nature, and aspects of history and contemporary life in Navajo culture. (Age 13 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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