Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy Book
Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy is a children's story that teaches about respect for nature, animals and culture. It comes from an ancient Tlingit story that was edited by Johnny Marks, Hans Chester, David Katzeek, and Nora and Richard Dauenhauer. Illustrated by Tlingit artist Michaela Goade, the 2021 Caldecott Medalist and the 2020 Kirkus Prize Finalist. Written for children ages 4-7 years old in Lingít and English.
Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy represented the State of Alaska at the Parade of States at the 2021 Library of Congress’ National Book Festival, an event to showcase each state through a book.
Winner of the 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Best Picture Book Award.
Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Award-Winning Raven Reads series releases new Raven Books. Raven Reads was awarded the 2017 Best Practices Honoree as part of the Library of Congress Literacy of Awards program. Your purchase supports the non-profit Sealaska Heritage Institute’s culturally-based programs promoting early literacy and school-readiness for Alaska Native children.
8½" x 11" hardcover. 40 pages. Published September 2017.
The David Katzeek audio that follows the text in the book is linked: https://www.sealaskaheritage.org/file/salmon-boy-davidmp3.
The video below is an animated version of the book and does not exactly track the book told in Lingít here: