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Giveaways: An ABC Book of Loanwords from the Americas

Description: Did you know that the okra plant and the word okra were introduced to the Americas from Africa? Or that squash was first a word from the language of the Narragansett tribe of New England? According to etymologists people who study words, languages, and word histories many languages grow by adopting words from other languages, or loanwords. American English is a giant stew, simmering with loanwords like okra and squash.

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Powwow's Coming

Description: Powwow's Coming provides children with a foundation for understanding and celebrating the enduring culture and heritage of American Indians. Boyden's exquisite cut-paper collage and engaging poem visually place readers within the scenes of a contemporary Native American community while offering a thoughtful look at powwows and their meanings to the Native participants.

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The Blue Roses

Description: THE BLUE ROSES, tells the story of Rosalie and her grandfather, Papa. While he is alive, they share a love of gardening. After his death, the lessons Rosalie has learned helps her to heal. Winner of Lee & Low Books' first New Voices Award, 2000; the Paterson Prize, 2003, and Wordcraft Circle of Native American Writers and Storytellers' Book of the Year, Children's Literature, 2002-03. It was also listed on the CCBC recommended titles list for 2003. hardcover ISBN 978-1-58430-037-3 Interest Level: Grades 1-4 Reading Level: Grade 2 (Reading level based on the Spache Readability Formula) Accelerated Reader® Level/Points: 3.2/.5

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Stuff for Grown-Ups

The People Who Stayed
Southeastern Indian Writing After Removal

Description: The two-hundred-year-old myth of the "vanishing" American Indian still holds some credence in the American Southeast, the region from which tens of thousands of Indians were relocated after passage of the Indian Removal Act in 1830. Yet, as the editors of this volume amply demonstrate, a significant Indian population remained behind after those massive relocations.

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Birthed from Scorched Hearts: Women Respond to War

Description: Award-winning author MariJo Moore asked women writers from around the world to consider the devastating nature of conflict-inner wars, outer wars, public battles, and personal losses. Their answers, in the form of poignant poetry and essays, examine war in all its permutations, from Ireland to Iraq and everywhere in between. With contributions from both well-known authors and first-time writers, this moving anthology encompasses a wide range of voices.

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