Spiritual Biographies for Young Readers
This engaging introduction to Black Elk
will show you how
one person can accomplish big things.
This colorful book introduces you to the
world of Black Elk, one of the most amazing people of the
twentieth century. You will learn about Black Elk’s
life—from his childhood in the American West to his
efforts to teach the world about his people’s religion
and culture, preserving the Native American way of
life—and his belief that we all have the power to make
the world a better place. Through enjoyable biography,
activities inspired by Black Elk’s values and beliefs,
and his own words, you will see how one person can have a
positive influence on the world.
“Shows young readers that when we
talk about our dreams and visions it can inspire others to
dream as well. By hearing Black Elk’s own words, as
written down by John Neihardt, children will learn not only
about the history of the Lakota people, but of a way of
thinking and speaking that opens our hearts to Mother Earth and
Pritchard, author of No Word for Time: The Way of the Algonquin
“This interactive book about Black
Elk, a Native American visionary, could not be more timely.
Maura Shaw tells a magical and compelling tale of harmony and
love that will inspire your child’s spirit.”
August Gold, author of Where Does God Live?
“This beautiful new book catches
Black Elk’s fire—clear, lucid narration, a fine
sense for the essential, and excellent illustrations and design
all combining to give Black Elk’s vision new life for a
new generation. I am grateful for this book.”
Wood, author of Old Turtle