Aadé S’áxt’ Haa Jeet Kawdihayi Yé (How Devil’s Club Came to Be – Written in Lingít)
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Aadé S’áxt’ Haa Jeet Kawdihayi Yé is an original story inspired by ancient oral traditions. It tells the story of Raven's niece, who sets off to save her village after a giant kidnaps her village's shaman and leaves her people ailing.
She discovers devil's club, a plant common in Southeast Alaska that is considered sacred for its medicinal properties. Features the Thunderbird People, a clan in Tlingit culture.
This book, which was originally published in English through Baby Raven Reads, is told entirely in Lingít, which was composed by Tlingit Elder Florence Sheakley. Written by Tlingit author Miranda Rose Kaagwéil Worl and illustrated by Tlingit artist Michaela Goade. Lingít audio narrated by Jill Meserve.
8½" x 10" hardcover. 40 pages.
Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Raven Reads series 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.