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Fry Bread

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Lyrical tale shows role of special food in family, culture.

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Fry Bread is Awesome

Fry Bread is a great book about family heritage. How keeping family traditions going is educating the next generation. We love the history given about Native Americans and the get bread recipe was fairly easy and the fry bread delicious, especially with powdered sugar or syrup. Read it with your children and talk about any traditions in your family.

Is It Any Good?

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This warm look at a certain dish a family shows its larger cultural and historical significance and celebrates its role in connecting people through time. The spare text is sensual and evocative, capturing details like the sound of the sizzle in the pan as the puffy bread cooks and describing its color, "Light like snow and cream/ Warm like rays of sun."

Fry Bread can spark a discussion of what heritage foods your family eats and what recipes have been handed down for generations. It also doesn't shy away from the painful parts of of Native American history: "The long walk, the stolen land/ Strangers in our own world/ With unknown food/ We made new recipes/ From what we had." It's a story of resilience and joy. "Fry bread is us/ We are still here."

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