by Anton Treuer et al.
Chosen as Minnesota’s Best Read for 2011 by the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress. Awesiinyensag presents original stories, written in Anishinaabemowin, that delight readers and language learners with the antics of animals who playfully deal with situations familiar to children in all cultures. Suitable for all ages, this book can be read aloud, assigned to classes, shared at language tables, gifted to elders, and enjoyed by those curious about the language and all who love Anishinaabemowin. Authored by a team of twelve and richly illustrated by Ojibwe artist Wesley Ballinger, Awesiinyensag will be the first in a series created to encourage learning Anishinaabemowin, the language of Ojibwe people. Awesiinyensag authors and editors are Nancy Jones, Eugene Stillday, Rose Tainter, Anna Gibbs, Marlene Stately, Anton Treuer, Keller Paap, Lisa LaRonge, Michael Sullivan, John Nichols, Lucia Bonacci, and Heather Fairbanks. The creation and publication of Awesiinyensag was made possible through partnership between the Minnesota Humanities Center and Birchbark House nonprofit. Funding for the project came through a National Endowment for the Humanities We the People grant.


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