Am'ala (Written in Sm’algya̱x)
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In this traditional Tsimshian story, a young man who is teased by his brothers for being lazy and dirty trains secretly with a spirit and gains superhuman strength. He takes on warriors, animals, and even a mountain before facing his greatest challenge - the world itself.
This book, which was previously published in English through Baby Raven Reads, is told entirely in Sm’algya̱x, which was composed by The Haayk Foundation with the late Tsimshian Elder Sarah Booth. The story was adapted by Tlingit writer Frank Henry Kaash Katasse and illustrated by Tsimshian artist David Lang. Sm’algya̱x audio narrated by David R. Boxley.
8½" x 10" hardcover. 40 pages. Published 2020.
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.