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Poems to SolveJuan Bobo and the PigThe Ancestor TreePaco and the WitchThose Calculating CrowsBilly and EmmaElizabeti's DollWho's In the HallMama ElizabetiA Safe Place Called HomeElizabeti's SchoolIt Rainded All Day That NightYou're Not My Real MotherAfrican American Read-AloudSky DancerscookbookGuess AgainphphDreaming_Up_Cover
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Sky Dancers
by Connie Ann Kirk, illustrated by Christy Hale
(Lee & Low Books, 2004)
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Sky Dancers is a historical fiction picture book, set in the 1930s. John Cloud, a young Mohawk boy, travels off the reservation to New York City one weekend to watch his father work at high steel, building the Empire State Building.
awards • reviews
• "2005 Choices," Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
• 2006 Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College Children's Book Committee
• West Virginia Children's Book Award selection, 2005-06
• Rutgers University project "Top Five" books for teaching children about economics

"Rich, sunlit gouache illustrations establish the 1930s setting for this well-told story of a boy's pride in his father, his people, and—for his newfound ability to hear Father Sky and Mother Earth—himself."
The Horn Book

". . . a wonderful book...[that] honor[s] those that were integral to the rise of one of the greatest cities in the world."
—George E. Pataki, Governor of New York
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