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The Power of Style

How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures

by Christian Allaire
edition: eBook
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: fashion, aboriginal & indigenous, customs, traditions, anthropology

Style is not just the clothes on our backs—it is self-expression, representation, and transformation.

As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian Allaire rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies he sought out for inspiration. Now the Fashion and Style Writer for Vogue, he is working to change that—because clothes are ne …

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Turtle Island

The Story of North America's First People

by Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger
edition: eBook
  • age: 11 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
tagged: aboriginal & indigenous, ancient, customs, traditions, anthropology

Unlike most books that chronicle the history of Native peoples beginning with the arrival of Europeans in 1492, this book goes back to the Ice Age to give young readers a glimpse of what life was like pre-contact. The title, Turtle Island, refers to a Native myth that explains how North and Central America were formed on the back of a turtle. Based …

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Five Thousand Years of Slavery

by Marjorie Gann & Janet Willen
edition: Paperback
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: customs, traditions, anthropology

When they were too impoverished to raise their families, ancient Sumerians sold their children into bondage. Slave women in Rome faced never-ending household drudgery. The ninth-century Zanj were transported from East Africa to work the salt marshes of Iraq. Cotton pickers worked under terrible duress in the American South.

Ancient history? Tragical …

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