Colors of the Navajo

From the Series Colors of the World

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

The colors of the Navajo include red like the sand paintings used in the Red Antway Ceremony, tan like the sandstone canyons in New Mexico and Arizona, and blue like blue corn bread. Get to know the Navajo in this beautifully illustrated introduction to a culture rich in tradition.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2009-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF018040, JNF013020, JNF076000
Dewey 979'.004972
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4335
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Index, Introductory note, Maps, Pronunciation guide, and Reviewed

Author: Emily Abbink

Emily Abbink, a lecturer in American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, teaches Native American history courses and a class on the California missions. She has written for a number of professional publications and is a member of the Society of American Ethnohistory and the California Mission Studies Association. She lives in Santa Cruz with her husband and children.

Illustrator: Janice Lee Porter

Janice Lee Porter was born and raised in Chicago. She has a BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from California State University, Chico. She is the illustrator of over two dozen children's books and is an art faculty member at Shasta College in Redding, California, where she teaches painting and drawing. She lives in Chico, California.


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“Large cheery oil paintings done in bright hues and with bold strokes reflect the countryside and various aspects of Mexican culture.”
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