Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

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  • PUBLISHER: Roaring Brook Press
  • RELEASE DATE: October 22, 2019
  • AUTHOR: Kevin Noble Maillard
  • ILLUSTRATOR: Juana Martinez-Neal
  • AGE LEVEL: 3-6, 48 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1-626-72746-5

Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpré Award winner Juana Martinez-Neal.

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 is 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.




★ With buoyant, heartfelt illustrations that show the diversity in Native America, the book tells the story of a post-colonial food, a shared tradition across the North American continent (…) This is about more than food, referencing cultural issues such as the history of displacement, starvation, and the struggle to survive, albeit in subtle ways appropriate for young children. —Starred review


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