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Title:
The Navajo
Author:
Santella, Andrew.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
47 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the Navajo way of life, including their traditions, legends, families, and homes.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
740 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 5.2 0.5 75005.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 4.3 2 Quiz: 32258 Guided reading level: N.
ISBN:
9780516225036

9780516269887
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.


Author Notes

Andrew Santella is the author of several nonfiction books for children.


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5. These titles in the uneven True Books--American Indians series describe tribal history, family life, the impact of white settlement, and contemporary life on the reservation. Numerous color photos (and a few poorly reproduced paintings) show tribal land and traditional housing as well as contemporary scenes at school, work, and in ceremonial regalia. The books are visually inviting, and the topic is of great interest to intermediate students. Unfortunately, though, much of the information echoes that found in social studies textbooks, and the books are told from an outsider's perspective, missing an opportunity for native peoples to tell their own stories. The Cheyenne, another new book in the series, is not recommended as it contains historical errors and some misleading statements. For example, the text reads, "Cheyenne warriors joined in the attack on the U.S. army at the Battle of Little Big Horn"; in fact, Custer and his troops attacked the Indians camped on the Little Big Horn, and the Indians fought to defend themselves. Also, the books on the Hopi and the Navajo offer more contemporary photos and richer descriptions of culture than the volume on the Cheyenne. Teachers can use recommended titles as supplementary material; they may want to choose sections and particular photos to share with their students. --Karen Hutt


Table of Contents

Originsp. 5
A New Homep. 12
Navajo Familiesp. 18
Hozhop. 24
The Navajo and the United Statesp. 28
The Navajo Reservationp. 34
To Find Out Morep. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
Meet the Authorp. 48