The great team at West Margin Press put together a learning guide free to download here. Meet the authors, learn about Dena’ina culture, discuss the ideas in the book, complete a word search, draw and make your own drinking tube!
At my day job I was interviewed about what my work outside of work is all about. Read the interview, Spotlight on… MINDY here… Mindy Dwyer, Marketing & Graphics Assistant at The Food Co-op is multi-talented, with a Food Co-op career that spans 11 years – she started in 2009 as a Graphics Assistant, left […]
I was invited to speak at a women’s Science, Literature & Art Club. The club originated in 1931 and has been active since. This group of women have been gathering together at each other’s homes for many years looking for enrichment, and along the way found companionship. What would I talk about? One of my […]
This is a joke at our house, a phrase synonymous with procrastination, but I could argue that it does have a purpose. Left-brain can get in the way of creativity – it is thinking and worrying too much – so I give it a task, a problem to solve, keep it busy and satisfied, then […]
I love color and I love to paint – white walls are like primed canvases ready to take color. Just give me a good angled cut brush. My second job ever was on a crew of house painters. We were two men, two women. We got the job done but the women of the household […]
When we hear words are we all seeing the same picture? I remember this Magritte painting from the cover of John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing”, a mandatory reading assignment for art students. This painting from his Key of Dreams series displays simple flash card type image word pairs. They appear to be accurate, yet they […]
With the release of my latest book Treasure, I think back on the inspiration for this story. There was the little girl in Seattle who left food for a neighborhood crow and in return the crow left her tiny gifts. But the true inspiration began long ago with a small broken crystal, a tiny tear […]
HOW RAVEN GOT HIS CROOKED NOSE is an ALSC Notable! Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable […]