Book cover of Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices



Publisher & Publication Year

Annick, 2014

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Lisa Charleyboy (Tsilhqot'in) and Mary Beth Leatherdale

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his stunning anthology features essays, poems, photographs, visual art, and mixed media expressing the breadth and diversity across Indian Country. The collection works to break down stereotypes, challenge preconceived notions, and explore urban Native experiences. Stand-up comedians, authors, photographers, and more come together in this anthology, exploring difficult topics, finding joy, and celebrating Indigeneity.

Notable Achievements

Winner, Wordcraft Circle Award, Editors Category 2020; Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2014; Long-listed, Kirkus Prize 2014; Joint winner, Independent Publisher Book Awards 2014; Joint winner, Kirkus Best Books 2014; Winner, Best Books American Indians in Children’s Literature 2014; Joint winner, School Library Journal 42 Top Diverse YA books 2014; Joint winner, Skipping Stones Honor Award 2014; Short-listed, First Nation Communities Read Award 2014; Commended, Information Book Award, Honor Book 2014; Joint winner, Best Book Center for the Study of Multicultural Literature 2014; Joint winner, Book of the Year Award, Foreword Reviews 2014; Short-listed, First Nations Communities Read 2014; Winner, Children’s Literature Roundtable of Canada 2014; Short-listed, da Vinci Eye Award 2014; Short-listed, Eric Hoffer Award 2014; Joint winner, White Ravens Collection, International Youth Library, Munich 2014; Runner-up, Nautilus Award, Silver 2014; Joint winner, USBBY Outstanding International Books Honor List 2014; Joint winner, School Library Journal Best Books 2014; Winner, American Indian Library Association’s Youth Literature Award 2014


Kirkus Reviews: "Original and accessible, both an exuberant work of art and a uniquely valuable resource."

Publishers Weekly: "A wide-ranging and emotionally potent collection of poems, photography, interviews, and artwork featuring dozens of indigenous artists and writers from across North America."

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