This engaging introduction to Black Elk will show you how one person can accomplish big things.
This colorful book introduces you to the world of Black Elk, one of the most amazing people of the twentieth century. You will learn about Black Elk's life—from his childhood in the American West to his efforts to teach the world about his people’s religion and culture, preserving the Native American way of life—and his belief that we all have the power to make the world a better place. Through enjoyable biography, activities inspired by Black Elk’s values and beliefs, and his own words, you will see how one person can have a positive influence on the world.
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About the Author
Maura D. Shaw is the author of several books for young readers, including the award-winning Ten Amazing People: And How They Changed the World, the historical novel Owl's Journey, and Gandhi: India's Great Soul. Her nondenominational handbook of Earth-honoring activities for parents and children, Celebrating the Great Mother, is popular with families and groups.
Stephen Marchesi has created numerous drawings for textbooks, magazines, and picture books, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington; Meet Abraham Lincoln; Mary McLeod Bethune: Voice of Black Hope; and Mars: The Red Planet. A graduate of Pratt Institute, his books have been on the Children's Book Council bestsellers list and on the Bank Street College Children's Book of the Year lists.