Jingle Dancer - 'Cynthia Leitich Smith',  'Ying-Hwa Hu'

Jenna wants to jingle dance at the next Powwow. But She doesn't have enough jingles for her dress, and there is no time to order any. Where will she find the jingles in time for the Powwow.

 

This is quite a wonderful story. Beautiful and heartwarming, full of tradition and heritage. I know this was the author's first book and she did a truly amazing job.

 

I think this is a great job for children who are Native and non-Native. It will expose non-Native children to some American Indian traditions and culture, specifically the Muscogee and Ojibway tribes, since that is what Jenna is.

 

It's really a great book, wonderful story and beautiful illustrations.