Fry Bread: Hardcover

USD $18.99

This book is a perfect snack-time story, fourth grade Native American tale, or book to read to any child from age 5 and up. Three reasons this is the perfect book for Waldorf students: 1. It is in beautiful verse 2. It speaks about bread bringing people together 3. The images and gentle, warm, and done with subtle and flowing colors and style. 4. It provides insight into another culture in a gentle and relatable way for a young audience.

Another idea about how to use this book: During thanksgiving time we traditionally celebrate ‘thankfulness’ and ‘family and food’ rather than pilgrims and turkeys. This is the perfect book for that theme.

Author: Noble Maillard, Kevin

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The Publisher says: Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Breadis an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre.

Fry bread is food.
It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate.

Fry bread is time.
It brings families together for meals and new memories.

Fry bread is nation.
It is shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond.

Fry bread is us.
It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference.

Through the story and the book’s beautiful pictures, Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal capture the complexity of native identity. – Graham Lee Brewer, NPR

A wonderful and sweet book [that] takes a staple food of many tribes across the country and uses it to think about family, history, memory and community. . . Lovely stuff. – The New York Times Book Review

With buoyant, heartfelt illustrations that show the diversity in Native America, the book tells the story of a shared tradition across the North American continent . . . Through this topic that includes the diversity of so many Native peoples in a single story, Maillard (Mekusukey Seminole) promotes unity and familiarity among nations. Fry bread is much more than food, as this book amply demonstrates. – Kirkus Reviews,

Additional information

Weight 1.21 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 10 × 0.5 in