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Jingle Dancer
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HarperCollins
Pub Date: 2000
ISBN: 9780688162412
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Jingle Dancer
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Jingle Dancer

by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu

Jenna, a contemporary Muscogee (Creek) girl in Oklahoma, wants to honor a family tradition by jingle dancing at the next powwow. But where will she find enough jingles for her dress? An unusual, warm family story, beautifully evoked in Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu's watercolor art.

Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2001, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council

Jenna, a member of the Muscogee, or Creek, Nation, borrows jingles from the dresses of several friends and relatives so that she can perform the jingle dance at the powwow. Includes a note about the jingle dance tradition and its regalia.