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Jennifer Greene, Julie Cajune, and Antoine Sandoval

From: KUFM - Montana Public Radio
Series: The Write Question
Length: 29:01

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During this program, poet and writer Jennifer Greene, illustrator Antoine Sandoval, and project director Julie Cajune talk about a book they created for young readers titled, Huckleberries, Buttercups, and Celebrations.

Huckleberries_small Traditionally, the Salish people of the Pacific Northwest followed a seasonal calendar that is reflected in their names for each month. Activities marked the resources and gifts of each season. Many of these traditional activities continue today among families and in various tribal communities.

In Huckleberries, Buttercups, and Celebrations , author and poet Jennifer Greene celebrates the cultural activities of each month through sonnets that share reverence, delight, and joy.

Complementing the monthly sonnets is the extraordinary original art of Antoine Sandoval. To make each month unique, Antoine chose a different style and medium for each separate illustration. The result is magical!

An illustrated glossary at the end of the book provides meaning and explanation.

Piece Description

Traditionally, the Salish people of the Pacific Northwest followed a seasonal calendar that is reflected in their names for each month. Activities marked the resources and gifts of each season. Many of these traditional activities continue today among families and in various tribal communities.

In Huckleberries, Buttercups, and Celebrations , author and poet Jennifer Greene celebrates the cultural activities of each month through sonnets that share reverence, delight, and joy.

Complementing the monthly sonnets is the extraordinary original art of Antoine Sandoval. To make each month unique, Antoine chose a different style and medium for each separate illustration. The result is magical!

An illustrated glossary at the end of the book provides meaning and explanation.

Timing and Cues

music bed between 13:40 and 14:50

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