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2013 One Book For Kids Selection: "Jingle Dancer" by Cynthia Leitich Smith

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2013 One Book For Kids Selection: "Jingle Dancer" by Cynthia Leitich Smith.

Jenna, a contemporary Muscogee Creel girl in Oklahoma, loves the tradition of jingle dancing that has been shared by generations of women in her family, and she hopes to dance at the next powwow. But where will she find enough jingles for her dress?

The warm, evocative watercolors of Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu complement author Cynthia Leitich Smith's lyrical text as she tells the affirming story of how a contemporary Native American girl turns to her family and community to help her dance find a voice.

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