In this 40th anniversary edition, Simon J. Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo), uses his skill with words and passion for storytelling to share a powerful perspective and history of the First People of North America, recounting stories of strength, courage, and wisdom from the story of Creation to the invasion and usurpation of Native lands.
The People Shall Continue is Ortiz's only book for young readers. His writing focuses on modern people's alienation from others, from oneself, and from one's environment--urging humanity to reconnect the wisdom of ancestral spirits and with Mother Earth.
Illustrated by Sharol Graves, a multimedia artist who creates innovative paintings, serigraphs and computer-generated artworks. She studied art at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico during high school and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mills College in Oakland, California. Her artwork has been shown throughout the U.S. since 1977. Her Native American Indian lineage includes Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Tribe and Chief Peter Graves of the Red Lake Chippewa Tribe. She is a member of the Absentee Shawnee tribe.
- Author: Simon J. Ortiz
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Children's Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low Books; Ill edition (October 10, 2017)
- ISBN-10: 0892391251
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.2 x 9.3 inches
About the Artist
Simon J. Ortiz is a Puebloan writer of the Acoma Pueblo tribe, and one of the key figures in the second wave of what has been called the Native American Renaissance. Ortiz has published many books of poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, but The People Shall Continue is his only book for young readers. His writing focuses on modern people's alienation from others, from oneself, and from one's environment--urging humanity to reconnect the wisdom of ancestral spirits and with Mother Earth. Ortiz lives in Tempe, Arizona.
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