Jingle DancerBook - 2000
The affirming story of how a contemporary Native American girl turns to her family and community to help her dance find a voice.
Jenna loves the tradition of jingle dancing that has been shared by generations of women in her family, and she hopes to dance at the next powwow. But she has a problem--how will her dress sing if it has no jingles?
The cone-shaped jingles sewn to Grandma Wolfe's dress sing tink, tink, tink, tink.
Jenna's heart beats to the brum, brum, brum, brum of the powwow drum as she daydreams about the clinking song of her grandma's jingle dancing.
The warm, evocative watercolors of Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu complement author Cynthia Leitich Smith's lyrical text in this picture book. Perfect for classroom and library sharing.
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Jenna is a member of the Muscogee Nation. In this book, she asks her grandma if she could dance in the next powwow. Her grandma said she could, the only thing holding her back is getting enough jungles to make her dress for the weekend. Jenna goes to her relatives and friends, and asks them for a row of each of their jingles to make her dress for the powwow.
Jenna, a member of the Muscogee Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at a powwow.
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