Shannon: An Ojibway Dancer

by Sandra King and Catherine Whipple

This marvelous book uses photographs and text to depict the life of a 13-year-old... read more

This marvelous book uses photographs and text to depict the life of a 13-year-old Ojibway girl, Shannon Anderson, who lives with her grandmother, sisters and cousins in Minneapolis. Shannon's life is firmly rooted in her cultural heritage. A fancy dancer belonging to two drum and dance groups, Shannon goes through detailed preparations to get her intricate costumes ready for performances, but she is proud of her skills in the traditional ways of her people. "It's a good thing I'm Indian," she says to her grandmother, and her grandmother replies, "...always remember to be glad. Remember that wherever you go, all that you are goes with you." (Ages 7-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993

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