Native American Authors
Debbie Reese is Pueblo Indian, from Nambe Pueblo in northern New Mexico. The focus of her research is on the ways in which Native Americans are represented in children’s books. She is a book reviewer for Horn Book Inc. and Multicultural Review, and has taught children’s literature at the University of Illinois College of Education. Debbie conducts workshops designed to help participants gain awareness about issues such as stereotyping, insider/outsider perspective, and appropriation of stories.
Reese, Debbie A. (1998). "Look Mom! It’s George! He’s a TV Indian!" Horn Book Magazine, 74(5), pp. 636-641.
Reese, Debbie A. and Caldwell-Wood, Naomi. (1997) "Native Americans in Children’s Literature" in Harris, V. J. (Ed.) Using Multiethnic Literature in the K-8 Classroom. Norwood: Christopher Gordon, Inc.
Reese, Debbie. (1996) "But Indians Aren’t Real: What Young
Children Learn about Native Americans" Harvard Education Letter, XII (3), pp. 7-8.
Reese, Debbie. (1996) "Resources for Teaching about Native Americans" Harvard Education Letter, XII (3), p. 8.
Online resources by or about Debbie Reese:
A Critical Review of Ann Renaldi’s My Heart Is On the Ground.
Author: Marlene Atleo, Naomi Caldwell, Barbara Landis, Jean Mendoza, Deborah Miranda, Debbie Reese, LaVera Rose, Beverly Slapin, and Cynthia Smith.
Description: A collaborative review of My Heart Is On the Ground, categorized as a “Book to Avoid”, by nine women of Native American and non-native background.
Native Americans: Recommended Books and Resources
Author: Debbie Reese
Description: A list prepared in 2001 for the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education by Debbie Reese, a Pueblo Indian, who studies and works in the field of early childhood education.
Teaching Young Children about Native Americans
Author: Debbie Reese
Description: An ERIC digest on teaching young children about Native Americans, published in 1996 by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education and written by Debbie Reese, a Pueblo Indian, who studies and works in the field of early childhood education.
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