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Next Stop on the Miko Kings Baseball Tour

March 23, 2008

LeAnne Howe and Richard van Camp

Do we look happy? I’ll tell you why. I’ve just been accepted into Richard’s SOS society! Next time you go to a Richard van Camp reading, ask him to tell a sacred organism story. You’ll die. You’ll just die. Well, you won’t actually die, but . . . . Better yet, ask him if you can join his Sacred Organism Society. These are stories written by Natives, IP’s, AI’s, [Indigenous Persons, American Indians] that are not about rage, not about remaining victims of oppression, but are stories about love! At the 2008 Returning the Gift Conference at Michigan State University, March 13-15, Richard van Camp enthralled us with his SOS stories. He also read from his newest book: Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns. It’s a must have. I also highly recommend The Lesser Blessed. Get it. Read. Laugh. Cry. Love.

Bonus: Be sure to read Richard’s story, Show me Yours, in the November 2007 issue of The Walrus Magazine.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. debreese permalink
    March 23, 2008 4:27 pm

    In addition to his lullaby book, Richard has two outstanding picture books for children:

    WHAT’S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING YOU KNOW ABOUT HORSES, and, A MAN CALLED RAVEN. Both are illustrated by George Littlechild.

    You can turn them into Braille books, too, at no charge. Go here for details:
    http://www.setbc.org/setbc/accessiblebooks/freebooksforyou.html

  2. LeAnne Howe permalink
    March 24, 2008 12:16 am

    Thanks Debbie for reminding me of van Camp’s other important books, as well as the illustrator George Littlechild.

    For all you baseball fans of Debbie Reese and her blog, she also attended RTG/Wordcraft Circle conference at MSU in East Lancing. She gave an important workshop titled, “With Blogs and Children’s Books: We talk, You listen.” Debbie, I love your play on words from Vine Deloria’s Jr.’s important book, We talk, You listen. More pictures to come from the RTG/Wordcraft event! “Film at 11,” as they say.

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