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Children's books for a Native worldview


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Not so long ago, children’s books with an authentic focus on Alaska Native stories and culture were harder to find.

That’s changing with Baby Raven Reads, a Sealaska Heritage Institute program focusing on children up to age 5.

Dec. 10, SHI released five new children’s books “that reflect the Native worldview;’’ it aims, said SHI Chief of Operations Lee Kadinger, to publish 18, and to distribute the books to libraries around Southeast Alaska. Through social media, they’ve even had a request from Europe that the books be translated into French, reported C...

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