Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Red Bird sings : the story of Zitkala-Š̌̌̌a, Native American author, musician, and activist / adapted by Gina Capaldi & Q.L. Pearce ; illustrations by Gina Capaldi.

By: Capaldi, Gina [author,, illustrator.].
Contributor(s): Pearce, Q. L. (Querida Lee) [author.].
Material type: TextTextDescription: 32 pages : color illustrations, photographs ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780761352570; 0761352570; 9780605544321; 0605544328.Other title: Story of Zitkala-S̈a, Native American author, musician, and activist.Subject(s): Zitkala-S̈a, 1876-1938 -- Juvenile literature | Zitkala-S̈a, 1876-1938 | Zitkala-Sa, 1876-1938 | Yankton women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Yankton Indians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Indian women authors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Indian women activists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Political activists -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Indian musicians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women authors -- Biography | Women -- Biography | Indian musicians | Indian women activists | Indian women authors | Political activists | Women musicians | Yankton Indians | Yankton women | Yankton women -- Biography | Yankton Indians -- Biography | Native American women authors -- Biography | Native American women activists -- Biography | Political activists -- United States -- Biography | Native American music -- Biography | Musicians -- Biography | Women -- Biography | United StatesGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Biography. | Juvenile works. | Picture books. | Picture books for children.DDC classification: 978.004/975243 | B | 978.3 Awards: Carter G. Woodson Award, 2012Summary: Zitkala-Š̌̌̌a finds that she can sing through her music, but also by writing stories and giving speeches and being an activist for Native American rights.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Awards: Click to open in new window
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
CML Dewey University of Texas At Tyler
CML Dewey Area
978.3 C2362RE (Browse shelf) Available 0000002331668

Includes bibliographical references (page 32).

Zitkala-Š̌̌̌a finds that she can sing through her music, but also by writing stories and giving speeches and being an activist for Native American rights.

Elementary Grade

940 Lexile

Carter G. Woodson Award, 2012

Reviews provided by Syndetics

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-This picture-book biography of Zitkala-Sa, a young Sioux girl born in 1876 in South Dakota, adapts and paraphrases some of her own autobiographical writings to trace her life from youth to adulthood. Born Gertrude Simmons, she was sent to an Indian boarding school in Indiana when she was eight, and it was through this education that she discovered a love and talent for music, writing, and public speaking, among other things. Her journey took her ever farther east, from college in Indiana to teaching in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts, to finally fighting for Native American civil rights in Washington, DC, in the early 1920s. Each spread shares moments from her life as she struggled to survive in two very different worlds: the familiar Sioux reservation and the Anglo world that was opened up to her. While the text is modified for clarity for young audiences, it is still lyrical and compelling, drawing readers into the woman's life and work. The accompanying paintings are textured and sometimes layered with maps, pictures, and magazine pages that provide a rich complement to the story, conveying both emotion and depth. This unique format brings Zitkala-Sa's intriguing story to life, and engenders further exploration. Extensive back matter includes suggested readings, useful websites, and a bit more detail about Zitkala-Sa.-Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.