[kids-lib] Oregon Connection for Middle Grade American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner 2020

Greta Bergquist greta.bergquist at state.or.us
Tue Jan 28 15:57:10 PST 2020

Hello everyone,

I wanted to share more about one of the 2020 Youth Media Award winners<http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2020/01/american-library-association-announces-2020-youth-media-award-winners> from yesterday with an Oregon connection: Indian No More<https://www.leeandlow.com/books/indian-no-more>, by Charlene Willing McManis. Indian No More tells the story of Regina Petit, a 10 year old in 1957 who's growing up on the Grand Ronde reservation. Her family signs up for the Indian Relocation program and moves to Los Angeles. Indian No More was published by Lee & Low Books<https://blog.leeandlow.com/2019/05/15/cover-reveal-indian-no-more-by-charlene-willing-mcmanis-with-traci-sorell/>, recommended by Dr. Debbie Reese<https://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/2019/09/recommended-indian-no-more-by-charlene.html>, and awarded a 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Award<https://ailanet.org/activities/american-indian-youth-literature-award/> for Middle School yesterday.

Author Charlene Willing McManis was born in Portland, and was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. She wrote Indian No More to share a kid's perspective of the impact of the 1956 Indian Relocation Act, which pushed American Indians to relocate from reservations to cities. Ms. McManis passed away in 2018<https://cynthialeitichsmith.com/2018/05/in-memory-charlene-willing-mcmanis/>. She was interviewed about her work here<https://cynthialeitichsmith.com/2018/02/author-interview-charlene-willing/> by Traci Sorell, who completed the story after Ms. McManis' passing.


Greta B

Greta Bergquist
Youth Services Consultant
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