D Is for Drum: A Native American Alphabet
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D Is for Drum: A Native American Alphabet

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Hardcover, 36 pages
Published May 31st 2006 by Sleeping Bear Press
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A respectfully-done, well-written, thoroughly vetted book about various tribes throughout North America.
Danielle Witter
This is one of my favorite books I've read this year! Although it is meant for K-5, it is still a great way to learn a few things about Native Americans.

Summary: This book talks about different things that start with each letter of the alphabet (A-Z), like a particular group of Natives or an animal. It also has some letters representing music, transportation, food or objects. For example, in the book the letter “N” was for names, and it had native names and what they translate to in English. So...more
This alphabet book contains four line poems for each letter as well as a few paragraphs of detailed informational text on the side of the page. Each letter discusses an aspect of Native American culture. Oyate (a Native organization) put this book on their “Books to Avoid” list for containing a “mishmash of Indian cultural snippets” and “boring yet confusing ‘informational’ text” (www.oyate.com). I found this book intriguing and on the contrary, thought it did a good job of discussing different...more
This book was lurking in the non-fiction shelved of the children's section. I feel however that a copy should be put in the young adult area as well.

I call this a combination book. It has short poems for a 2nd or 3rd grader but has great history on native american tribes for the older child. This book would be a great asset for a kid doing a report on such a subject.

AR 7.1
As a Pueblo Indian woman, I immediately recognized that the people on the cover of this book are meant to be Pueblo Indians. The illustration, however, is an incorrect portrayal of how we do that particular dance. There are additional problems with this book...

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Keli Wright
Mar 09, 2008 Keli Wright rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Recommended to Keli by: saw it at the thrift store.
I found this book at the thrift store. I love it, It has beautiful illustrations and goes through the alphabet in short poems then more informative longer but still concise explanations.
Used this book around Thanksgiving to teach my kids about Native American culture. Illustrations help with the understanding. Better for older kids.
Loren Toddy
Awesome illustrations by a great illustrator! Great for kids.
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