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Anang and the Ribbon Skirt



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Graphix/Scholastic, 2024

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Cameron Mukwa (Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa)

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Ten-year-old Anang wants to make a ribbon skirt, a piece of clothing typically worn by women in the Anishinaabe tradition, for an upcoming powwow. Anang is two-spirit and nonbinary and doesn’t know what others will think of them wearing a ribbon skirt, but they’re determined to follow their heart’s desire. Anang sets off to gather the materials needed to make the skirt and turns to those around them—their family, their human and turtle friends, the crows, and even the lake itself—for help. And maybe Anang will even find a new confidence within themself along the way.

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