Written by Lakota students in the fifth through eighth grades at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, this unique selection of poetry is truly one of a kind. The historic school was founded in 1888 at the request of Chief Red Cloud of the Oglala Lakota. Booklist says “This is an important collection that offers opportunities for insight into a culture that has too often been either ignored or misunderstood.” The poems are evocative and Nelson’s illustrations vibrant and vivid. For readers ages 8-12.
Timothy McLaughlin, Editor. Artwork by SD Nelson. Published by Abrams Books, 2012.