Learning in traditional ways from Native children's literature

Diverse though our experiences may be, we were all children once, and I believe that reading children's literature helps us to see ... through the lens of that commonality. 
- Linda LeGarde Grover

n Ojibwe tradition, as well as in all other Native cultures that I know of, womanhood from birth until the return to the spirit world is a sacred state, honored and respected.

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Writing toward hope: How New Yorker Sherrie Fernandez-Williams found her voice in Minnesota

Minnesota Writer Sherrie Fernandez-Williams

Sherrie Fernandez-Williams was a child of few words.

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"The Phoenix of Phillips" literary magazine launches

Credit: The Alley

Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Midtown Global Market saw the first literary magazine launch of the year in Minneapolis—The Phoenix of Phillips.

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Stolen Sharpies, Sneaky Copies, and Zine Culture

Someone was always handing out zines at rock shows back in the ’90s.  I always took whatever people were handing out because I was too shy to do otherwise back then.

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New Phillips literary magazine to be unveiled January 29

“The Phoenix of Phillips”, a new literary magazine sponsored by the Semilla Community Arts program of St.

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This Week in Saint Paul: Monday, January 12, – Sunday, January 18, 2015

I’m looking for a winter escape. I am not a snowbird, nor am I likely to find the space for a sunny vacation in an alternative climate. Alternative states of mind and heart are easily at hand.

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What will become of Dinkytown’s Southeast Library?

(Photo by Bill Huntzicker) The Southeast Library, designed by the late Ralph Rapson to be a credit union, has operated in its Dinkytown building since 1967.

Dinkytown could soon lose its public library, but Hennepin County will ultimately decide if that's worth it, or if they should replace or upgrade it.

The four neighborhoods that surround the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis are underserved by library services and space, said a consultant who organized a study that could be the first step toward determining whether the Southeast Library at Dinkytown will be updated or replaced.

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“From Prison to Ph. D:” Jason Sole's memoir tells a harrowing story

(Photo by Regina Wamba)

Jason Sole realized he had become a statistic when he was convicted for a felony for the third time. Since then, after a life of selling drugs, gang activity and losing close friends, Sole decided to turn his life around.

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