Results for: cynthia smith

Below is a list of 9 the books by this author.

Book cover of ANCESTOR APPROVED - INTERTRIBAL STORIES
ANCESTOR APPROVED - INTERTRIBAL STORIES
By: cynthia smith | Published: February 2021

In a high school gym full of color and song, people dance, sell beadwork and books, and celebrate friendship and heritage. Young protagonists will...

In a high school gym full of color and song, people dance, sell beadwork and books, and celebrate friendship and heritage. Young protagonists will meet relatives from faraway, mysterious strangers, and sometimes one another (plus one scrappy rez dog). They are the heroes of their own stories.

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9780062869944
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    High School - Literature Anthologies
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$21.00
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Book cover of ANCESTOR APPROVED - INTERTRIBAL STORIES
ANCESTOR APPROVED - INTERTRIBAL STORIES
By: cynthia smith | Published: February 2022

  • ISBN
    9780062869951
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    High School - Literature Anthologies
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$12.99
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Book cover of HARVEST HOUSE
HARVEST HOUSE
By: cynthia smith | Published: April 2023

NSK Neustadt Laureate and New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith delivers a thrilling cross-genre follow-up to the acclaimed Hearts...

NSK Neustadt Laureate and New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith delivers a thrilling cross-genre follow-up to the acclaimed Hearts Unbroken. Deftly leading readers to the literary crossroads of contemporary realism and haunting mystery, Cynthia Leitich Smith revisits the world of her American Indian Youth Literature Award winner Hearts Unbroken. Halloween is near, and Hughie Wolfe is volunteering at a new rural attraction: Harvest House. He’s excited to take part in the fun, spooky show—until he learns that an actor playing the vengeful spirit of an “Indian maiden,” a ghost inspired by local legend, will headline. Folklore aside, unusual things have been happening at night at the crossroads near Harvest House. A creepy man is stalking teenage girls and young women, particularly Indigenous women; dogs are fretful and on edge; and wild animals are behaving strangely. While Hughie weighs how and when to speak up about the bigoted legend, he and his friends begin to investigate the crossroads and whether it might be haunted after all. As Moon rises on All Hallow’s Eve, will they be able to protect themselves and their community? Gripping and evocative, Harvest House showcases a versatile storyteller at her spooky, unsettling best.

Theme: Diversity, Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781536218602
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$25.99
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Book cover of HEARTS UNBROKEN
HEARTS UNBROKEN
By: cynthia smith | Published: May 2020

When Louise Wolfe's boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. She'd rather...

When Louise Wolfe's boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. She'd rather spend her senior year with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, an ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey. But 'dating while Native' can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey's? -- adapted from jacket.

Theme: Romance, Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9781536213133
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$11.99
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Book cover of INDIAN SHOES
INDIAN SHOES
By: cynthia smith | Published: February 2021

This collection of interrelated stories is heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny. Cynthia Leitich Smith, acclaimed author of Rain Is Not My Indian...

This collection of interrelated stories is heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny. Cynthia Leitich Smith, acclaimed author of Rain Is Not My Indian Name, writes with wit and candor about what it's like to grow up as a Seminole-Cherokee boy who is just as happy pounding the pavement in windy Chicago as rowing on a take in rural Oklahoma. This chapter book [or this series] is perfect for growing readers in first or second grade. What do Indian shoes look like, anyway? Like beautiful beaded moccasins...or hightops with bright orange shoelaces? Ray Halfmoon prefers hightops, but he gladly trades them for a nice pair of moccasins for his Grampa. After all, it's Grampa Halfmoon who's always there to help Ray get in and out of scrapes--like the time they are forced to get creative after a homemade haircut makes Ray's head look like a lawn-mowing accident. Shoes is a good book for any elementary-aged reluctant reader, and a necessity for indigenous children everywhere."--School Library Journal

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9780064421485
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$7.25
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Book cover of JINGLE DANCER
JINGLE DANCER
By: cynthia smith | Published: February 2021

The affirming story of how a contemporary Native American girl turns to her family and community to help her dance find a voice. Jenna loves the...

The affirming story of how a contemporary Native American girl turns to her family and community to help her dance find a voice. Jenna loves the tradition of jingle dancing that has been shared by generations of women in her family, and she hopes to dance at the next powwow. But she has a problem--how will her dress sing if it has no jingles? The cone-shaped jingles sewn to Grandma Wolfe's dress sing tink, tink, tink, tink. Jenna's heart beats to the brum, brum, brum, brum of the powwow drum as she daydreams about the clinking song of her grandma's jingle dancing. The warm, evocative watercolors of Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu complement author Cynthia Leitich Smith's lyrical text in this picture book. Perfect for classroom and library sharing.

Theme: #OwnVoices, Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9780063018112
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Indigenous
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$10.99
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Book cover of RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME
RAIN IS NOT MY INDIAN NAME
By: cynthia smith | Published: February 2021

In a voice that resonates with insight and humor, New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith tells the story of a teenage girl who must...

In a voice that resonates with insight and humor, New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith tells the story of a teenage girl who must face down her grief and reclaim her place in the world with the help of her intertribal community. It's been six months since Cassidy Rain Berghoff's best friend, Galen, died, and up until now she has succeeded in shutting herself off from the world. But when controversy arises around Aunt Georgia's Indian Camp in their mostly white midwestern community, Rain decides to face the outside world again, with a new job photographing the campers for her town's newspaper. Soon, Rain has to decide how involved she wants to become in Indian Camp. Does she want to keep a professional distance from her fellow Native teens? And, though she is still grieving, will she be able to embrace new friends and new beginnings? In partnership with We Need Diverse Books --School Library Journal

Theme: Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9780380733002
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$12.50
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Book cover of SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA
SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA
By: cynthia smith | Published: June 2021

Theme: #OwnVoices, Indigenous

  • ISBN
    9780062869975
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$24.99
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Book cover of SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA
SISTERS OF THE NEVERSEA
By: cynthia smith | Published: May 2022

Theme: Fantasy, Magic

  • ISBN
    9780062869982
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$12.50
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