This colorful book introduces you to Black Elk—from his childhood in the American West to his efforts to teach the world about his people's religion and culture—and his belief that we all have the power to make the world a better place.
Maura D. Shaw
Full-color illustrations by Stephen Marchesi
6¾ x 8¾, 32 pp | Full-color and b/w illus. | 978-1-59473-043-6
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 Father Sky.”
—Evan Pritchard, author of No Word for Time: The Way of the Algonquin People
“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.”
—Rev. 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.”
—Douglas Wood, author of Old Turtle