We are featuring a second author and illustrator in an Inspirations kit! Stop by the Children’s Services Desk and pick up a bag while supplies last. Our latest kit highlights S.D. Nelson. Each bag contains materials and instructions for galaxy painting, inspired by the illustrations in his book The Star People. You will also find:
- Activities inspired by Buffalo Bird Girl (including how to grow a sunflower house)
- An introduction to ledger book art, a drawing activity and questions to help you think about what you see
Would you like to explore more?
- Take a look at the Online Junior Ranger activities for Buffalo Bird Woman’s Garden (including videos and a matching game with pictures of traditional garden tools).
- Find more recommended books by Native American authors and illustrators from The American Indian Youth Literature Award, Debbie Reese’s blog American Indians in Children’s Literature, Cynthia Leitich Smith’s website and online bookseller Oyate.
- Visit a museum exhibit about ledger book art
- Read Waheenee: An Indian Girl’s Story (check out the review on Oyate), and maybe go find a trampoline