This Land Is My Land
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This Land Is My Land

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  3 reviews
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Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 26th 2003 by Children's Book Press (first published October 1993)
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NS-Christine Johnson
Welcome to the world of George Littlechild, the Native American artist. View Littlechild's unique art and read about his life experiences. In "Horse Dance," Littlechild expresses the great love and respect his grandfather had for horses, and also the great love and respect the horses had for him. In the piece, "This Land is My Land," he responds to the song he had been taught in school as a child. He found it strange to sing about the ownership of land, and explains that the first people on the...more
Cheryl
Jul 27, 2011 Cheryl rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cheryl by: El Paso Library
I definitely appreciated the artist's sharing of his thoughts and feelings and explanations of his art. It helped me see what I may have missed without his help. The book left me very pensive and reminded me to continue to struggle not hold on to the injustices of the past so tightly that I cannot enjoy the present or work to make the future better.

The art is brightly colored and stylized and there is a lot of text. The sadness that permeates the text may be difficult for sensitive children.
Samary Morales
This is a beautiful book. The texts, which narrate each painting, is very useful for showing the integration of memoir and art in the classroom. Elementary grades teachers should know that he is very open and honest. He uses the words prostitution and alcoholism, when he discusses the plight of urban Indian issues and family matters. But children would be amazed by the part!
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