Native American Language Book Named Best Read
Awesiinyensag: Dibaajimowinan Jigikinoo'amaageng, an Ojibwe young reader book was recently named Minnesota's Best Read by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The book is also Minnesota's official choice to represent all state publications at the National Book Festival being held September 24 to 25 in Washington, D.C.
"I just love it that anyone who wants to read the best book in Minnesota this year has to read it in Ojibwe," exclaimed Anton Treuer, the Bemidji State University professor who co-edited it.
The animal characters in the book deal with situations children in all cultures can relate to.