Tony Award-winning actress Joan Allen kicks off our afternoon Story Time series with Kevin Noble Maillard’s Fry Bread, a welcome glimpse into contemporary Native American life, reminding us of the importance of sharing meals together with family and friends.
By Kevin Noble Maillard; Illustrated by Juanita Martinez-Neal
Published by Roaring Brook Press
Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal.
Fry bread is food.
It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate.
Fry bread is time.
It brings families together for meals and new memories.
Fry bread is nation.
It is shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond.
Fry bread is us.
It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference.