Book cover NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women



Publisher & Publication Year

Annick, 2017

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Lisa Charleyboy (Tsilhqot'in) and Mary Beth Leatherdale

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This mixed-media anthology features fifty-eight pieces of art from Native women, from poems to images to collages. The result is a stunning collection that uplifts Native voices, highlights Native experiences, and demonstrates the diversity among North American Indigenous Nations and their peoples. Full of songs, poems, essays, photography, and visual art, this collection can be used in excerpts or as a whole.

Notable Achievements

Nominated, Norma Fleck Award 2018; Short-listed, Indigenous Literature Award, First Nation Communities READ 2018; Joint winner, Nautilus Award, Silver 2018; Joint winner, Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award, Bronze 2018; Joint winner, Kirkus Reviews Best Books List 2017; Nominated, Red Maple Award 2018; Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, *starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2018; Short-listed, Foreword Indies Book of the Year Award 2018; Joint winner, Notable Books for a Global Society 2018; Joint winner, Top Ten Best Bet, Ontario Library Association 2018; Joint winner, Books of the Year, Quill & Quire 2017; Short-listed, Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, YALSA 2017; Joint winner, Read Indigenous List, Toronto Public Library 2018; Short-listed, Next Generation Indie Book Award 2019; Joint winner, Skipping Stones Honor Award 2018; Joint winner, School Library Journal Best Books List 2017; Joint winner, American Indians in Children’s Literature Best Books List 2017; Joint winner, Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices List 2018; Joint winner, Independent Publisher Book Award 2018; Joint winner, Texas TAYSHAS Reading List 2018; Nominated, Lincoln Award 2021; Nominated, Amelia Bloomer Book List, ALA 2017


Publishers Weekly: "A moving and powerful collection that draws strength from the variety of voices and lived experiences it represents."

Kirkus Reviews: "Both testament to the complexity of Indigenous women’s identities and ferocious statement that these women fully inhabit the modern world."

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