Books That Celebrate Indigenous Culture: ‘#NOTYOURPRINCESS’




Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

Native Women demand to be heard in this stunning anthology. Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess (Annick Press, $19.95) presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible. Contributors include Rosanna Deerchild (Cree), award-winning author, broadcaster, and radio host; Brigitte Lacquette (Cote First Nation), silver medalist hockey player; Pamela J. Peters (Navajo), multimedia documentarian photographer; and Isabella Fillspipe (Oglala Sioux), high school student on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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