Paperbacks Now Available!

Paperbacks Now Available!

Three Sheep, Little Woman Warrior, Johonaa’ei and Keeping the Rope Straight back in stock!

We’re excited to announce that The Three Little Sheep, Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home, and Keeping the Rope Straight: Annie Dodge Wauneka’s Life of Service to the Navajo are now available in paperback! Learn more about each title and shop below!

Dzání Yázhí Naazbaa’: Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home Lww Written and Translated by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie. Illustrated by Irving Toddy

Dzáníbaa’ is alone when U.S. troops swoop down on her family’s hogan. Before she can run to safety, a soldier grabs her and puts her on his horse. She is taken to Fort Sumner, and from there is forced to walk to Bosque Redondo. For four long years, Dzáníbaa’ and her family endure incredible hardship and sacrifice. Crops wither. Food is scarce or so tainted that it poisons. Illness strikes. At times there seems no hope of a better future. As never before, Dzáníbaa’ realizes the significance of the Navajo clan system, of the prayers and songs of her people, and of exerting herself to help her family. Hear Dzáníbaa’’s story and discover why she is the Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home.

Bilingual: Navajo and English

Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home has won the following Awards:

2006 Children’s Choices Book 2006 Notable Children’s Social Studies Trade Book 2006 IPPY Award Winner for best Multicultural, Nonfiction Juvenile Book

Dibe Yázhí Táago Baa Hane’: The Three Little Sheep ThreeSheep Written by Seraphine G. Yazzie. Illustrated by Ryan Huna Smith. Navajo by Peter A. Thomas

Bilingual: Navajo and English

When three little sheep set out to begin life on their own, they never dream that they will be followed by a hungry coyote. Fainthearted and just a little bit nervous, each brother heads in a different direction: one travels to the east and builds a grass hut, another travels to the north and builds a tepee, and the final brother travels to the south and builds a hogan. But Coyote has heard of their plans, and he is determined to catch one of them for his dinner.

Jóhonaa’éí: Bringer of Dawn Johonaaei Written by Veronica Tsinajinnie. Illustrated by Ryan Singer

Bilingual: Navajo and English

As Jóhonaa’éí, the sun, slowly rises, his gentle light and warmth wake the inhabitants of the desert. Jóhonaa’éí reaches down into the home of the field mice and lightly tickles the nose of mother mouse; then Jóhonaa’éí visits the burrow of mother and father rabbit to rouse the family of slumbering bunnies. Finally, Jóhonaa’éí knocks on the door of the hogan to wake the Navajo family within. Will there be a welcoming response? Simply and charmingly told, Jóhonaa’éí: Bringer of Dawn promises to delight readers again and again. This story is perfect for reading aloud in your classroom or for incorporating in your science classes.

Keeping the Rope Straight: Annie Dodge Wauneka’s Life of Service to the Navajo KTRS Written by Carolyn Niethammer

As a Tribal Council delegate and chairperson of the Health and Welfare Committee, Annie Dodge Wauneka immersed herself in tribal politics and became a leader in the battle against tuberculosis. Annie melded traditional Navajo culture with the modern world, and brought about unprecedented improvements in the healthcare and education available to her people. Readers will learn about her years of service and how it earned her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded to her by Lyndon B. Johnson. More precious, however, was her title of Our Legendary Mother in the hearts of the people of the Navajo Nation.

2007 Arizona Book Award for Best Juvenile/Young Adult Nonfiction Book.

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