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Cody is worried when his family on a New Mexico Navajo reservation runs out of water, but Darlene Arviso, called "The Water Lady," is on the way with her tanker truck. Includes glossary of Navajo terms and notes about and from Arviso and life on a reservation
"Welcome to Arizona! We’re glad you’re here! Introducing a new series of picture books about each US state. Children from Arizona and those who’d like to visit Arizona one day will love this bright, cheerful, fact-filled picture book celebration of “The Grand Canyon State.” With information about the state’s animals, plants, regions, food, people, customs, and fun places to visit, this tribute to Arizona is the perfect gift for vacationers and residents alike. The warm, bright illustrations highlight the many delights to be found throughout the state, and the easy-yet-informative details (“Arizona’s state mammal, the ringtailed cat, is not a cat! It is a member of the racoon family”) give just the right amount of information to kids from preschool on up. Series Overview: The “Welcome to” series starts in spring ’21 with Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas, with plans to add more states each season." -- publisher
"As a boy, Chester Nez was taught his native language and culture were useless, but he was later called on to use his Navajo language to help create an unbreakable military code during WWII"--|cProvided by publisher
The First Laugh Ceremony is a celebration held to welcome a new member of the community. As everyone—from Baby's nima (mom) to nadi (big sister) to cheii (grandfather)—tries to elicit the joyous sound from Baby, readers are introduced to details about Navajo life and the Navajo names for family members. --publisher
At a very strict school in Indigenous Nation, everyone but Holden stays in line until they reach the door at the end of the school day.
A child describes what daily life is like for his Navajo family living in a hogan built long, long ago by his great-grandfather.
"Rodeo riders are honored athletes--skilled, smart, and tough. It takes brains, muscles, and a lot of practice to wrestle a racing steer to the ground or stay on top of a bucking, twisting bronco. Rodeo is the number-one most exciting sport out West. Not so sure? Take a look"-- Provided by publisher
Describes how Navajo grandmothers wear their colorful traditional skirts as they go about the activities of daily life while sharing their knowledge, wisdom, and love with their granddaughters
When the metate, or grinding stone, that Cinnibah uses to grind corn into flour breaks, she sets out on a quest to mend the precious family heirloom.