This book is deceptive because the seemingly simple language makes you think it's a book for little children but Fry Bread's meaningful illustrations along with the Author's Notes in the back, make it perfect for all ages. The text celebrates Indigenous people of today by highlighting aspects of resilience, culture, and history. I love how the author explains that he purposely represented the rich diversity of the Indigenous Community and included many other cultural and historical details in the illustrations which are explained in the Author's Notes.-Dena
Social Justice Activities:
Main Idea: Each page has a title like, “Frybread is Sound...Frybread is Art,” and then gives cultural details that are explained in the Author's Notes.
Figurative Language: Every page start with metaphor (ex. Fry Bread is History) then goes into free verse that often includes descriptive words and sensory details.
Summarize/Synthesize/Author's Purpose/Theme: Use the concepts, ideas, and details in the Author's Notes to practice any of these skills.
- Fiction, All Ages
- Perspectives: Indigenous People
- Author's stated heritage: Seminole Nation, Mekusukey band.
- Subject Integration: Art, Science, History