By AJ Eversole
Hello there! It’s AJ here to ecstatically introduce the next anthology out from Heartdrum!
Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books, offers a wide range of innovative, unexpected, and heartfelt stories by Native creators, informed and inspired by lived experience, with an emphasis on the present and future of Indian Country and on the strength of young Native heroes.
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The Cynsational Books of 2022 were selected by Cynthia Leitich Smith from nominations by Cynsations Team members.
Berry Song by Michaela Goade (Tlingit/Haida) (Little, Brown, 2022) From the promotional copy:
On an island at the edge of a wide, wild sea, a girl and her grandmother gather gifts from the earth.
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By AJ Eversole
Today it is my pleasure to welcome Andrea Rogers to the blog. Andrea is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and writes both fiction and nonfiction. Her YA horror debut, Man Made Monsters (Levine Querido, 2022) released in October.
What is the heart of Man Made Monsters?
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Charlene Willing McManis,
photo by Pam Vaughn
By Katherine Quimby
If the collective noun for writers is a plot, then several subplots are mourning the loss of one of their own.
Charlene Willing McManis died May 1, 2018, at home in the small Vermont town where she had lived for the past 30-plus years.
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