ON-DEMAND PD WEBINAR:
Own Voices: The Power of Representation, Culture and Identity in the Books Kids Read

Host: 
Joseph Bruchac

About:
Representation matters. Whether in a beautiful read aloud, an #OwnVoices precisely leveled book, or an informational text that provides multiple perspectives of history, children to see both themselves and others in the pages they read. Benchmark Education and Reycraft Books invite you to discover more about the movement to amplify the voice and vision of all children.

In this webinar, award-winning author Joseph Bruchac will present the power of authentic storytelling through his experiences as an Indigenous author and explore how stories can provide a mirror for students underrepresented in children’s literature.

About the Presenter

Joseph Bruchac is a proud Nulhegan Abenaki citizen and respected elder among his people. He is the author of more than 120 books for children and adults, including the Powwow Mystery Series and Wolf Cub's Song, which are included in the Reycraft Books Native American Collection.

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NATIVE AMERICAN COLLECTION

The Reycraft Books Native American Collection features award-winning authentic stories by Native American authors and illustrators that call out to be read again and again. It includes 8 titles and accompanying Teacher's Guides, contains picture books, early chapter books, middle grade books, and graphic novels, and is available in hardcover or paperback.

THE POWWOW THIEF
by Joseph Bruchac

Twins Jamie and Marie Longbow are excited about summer with their grandparents, traveling from powwow to powwow selling goods they helped to make. When their grandmother’s most beautiful necklace goes missing, it’s up to the twins to solve the mystery.

THE POWWOW DOG
by Joseph Bruchac

Jamie and Marie Longbow think there is something (or someone) in a house that was abandoned long ago. Four local kids tell Jamie and Marie the place is haunted.

THE POWWOW TREASURE
by Joseph Bruchac

Jamie and Marie Longbow’s reputation for solving mysteries is getting around. They are at another Powwow when a man named Lester Laughing, dressed in full regalia, approach them with a treasure map.

WOLF CUB'S SONG
by Joseph Bruchac

It’s a dark night. Wolf Cub feels lonely and sad. Can she overcome her fear and find her voice to sing for Grandmother Moon?

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