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Children's Books by LaVera Rose

Inaccuracies in writings about the Lakota people continue to be published, especially in children's literature. However, many native writers are working to change the negative images of Native Americans in literature today. Here is information about books I wrote and links to good sources for childrens's literature about Native Americans.

Meet the Lakota

The Columbian Quincentenary inspired me to write my first children's book in 1992. I wanted people to know that the Lakota Nation still has a viable language and culture. The result, a bi-lingual text with simple line drawings, was a 32-page self-published book for grades 2-4 titled Meet the Lakota.

Grandchildren of the Lakota

This book was published by Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing in Minneapolis, MN. For grades 4-6, this picture book was illustrated by Cheryl Walsh Belville. The stunning photographs provide vivid glimpses into contemporary Lakota life on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations in South Dakota.

Grandchildren of the Lakota received a "Parent's Choice Award" for non-fiction in 2000.

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