Fry bread : a Native American family story /

by Maillard, Kevin Noble [author.]; Martinez-Neal, Juana [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2019.Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781626727465; 1626727465.Subject(s): Fry bread -- Juvenile fiction | Cooking (Bread) -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction | Bread -- Fiction | Cooking (Bread) -- Fiction | Family life -- Fiction | Indians of North America -- Fiction | Family life -- Juvenile fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Picture books | Picture booksSummary: Using illustrations that show the diversity in Native America and spare poetic text that emphasizes fry bread in terms of provenance, this volume tells the story of a post-colonial food that is a shared tradition for Native American families all across the North American continent. Includes a recipe and an extensive author note that delves into the social ways, foodways, and politics of America's 573 recognized tribes.
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Fry bread is food.It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate. Fry bread is time.It brings families together for meals and new memories. Fry bread is nation.It might look or taste different, but it is still shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond. Fry bread is us.It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference.Fry Bread is a story told in lively and powerful verse by Seminole Nation member Kevin Noble Maillard, with vibrant art from Pura Belpre Award winner Juana Martinez-Neal.

Using illustrations that show the diversity in Native America and spare poetic text that emphasizes fry bread in terms of provenance, this volume tells the story of a post-colonial food that is a shared tradition for Native American families all across the North American continent. Includes a recipe and an extensive author note that delves into the social ways, foodways, and politics of America's 573 recognized tribes.

Includes bibliographical references.

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Horn Book Review

This affectionate picture book depicts an intergenerational group of Native American family members and friends as they make fry bread together. The text begins: "Fry bread is food / Flour, salt, water / Cornmeal, baking powder / perhaps milk, maybe sugar." On subsequent pages we learn that "Fry bread is shape...sound...color," etc.; and through the refrain "Fry bread is..." readers learn that the food staple, although common to many Native American homes, is as varied as the people who make it and the places where it is made. This diversity, too, is reflected in Martinez-Neal's warmhearted acrylic, colored-pencil, and graphite illustrations, on hand-textured paper, in which the characters within Native American communities have varying skin tones and hair texture. More than just food, "Fry bread is time...Fry bread is art...Fry bread is history." In the extensive, informative back matter, Maillard (a member of the Seminole Nation, Mekusukey band) explains how fry bread became a part of many Native Americans' diet after the people were forced from their land and given limited rations by the United States government. The book's endpapers powerfully list the names of Indigenous communities and nations currently within the U.S., some federally recognized, others not. Regardless of "official" status-as the book declares-"We are still here." Reference list and notes-plus a recipe-are appended. Nicholl Denice Montgomery November/December 2019 p.71(c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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