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Hello - Several weeks ago, I posted information about a recently released children's book about Carlisle. The book is part of a series published by Scholastic, and is written in diary format, which is very popular with children. Since then, the book was favorably reviewed by major children's lit review journals. Librarians across the US use these review journals to select new books for their public and school libraries. A rule-of-thumb is that with two favorable reviews, the book is likely to be purchased. As I noted, the book is full of factual errors and errors about Lakota culture, but from my perspective, the most outrageous aspect of the book is the names of the characters the author (Ann Rinaldi) used to tell this story. Rinaldi went to the cemetary at the school and used names from headstones - as you may recall - her author's note said the names were so poetic that they leapt out at her... and recall also she said that these children, in their "Happy Hunting Ground" would smile down on her for telling this story. I recently learned that the book is up for an award called "American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults." If it gets selected, the award will increase the book sales. There are many problems throughout the book that are described in a lengthy article/review that can be read at the Oyate website <http://www.oyate.org>. The review was written by nine women from across the US and Canada. Please take a moment to read the review and share the information with others - particularly parents, teachers, and librarians. Please excuse any cross-listings. Debbie Reese Debbie Reese Doctoral Student Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction College of Education, University of Illinois Champaign, IL 61820