Read This! Jingle Dancer


In this lovely story by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Jenna, a Muscogee (Creek)/Ojibway (Chippewa/Anishinabe) girl in Oklahoma wants to dance at the upcoming powwow like her grandmother. To do so, she needs a jingle dress – but there isn’t enough time to order the tins to make the jingles. Luckily through the power of community, Jenna is able gather enough jingles for her dress. The warm watercolor illustrations of Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu are gorgeous and bring beautiful life to the wonderful relationship Jenna has with the important adult women in her life.

Read This! Jingle Dancer

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