In My Mother's House

In My Mother's House by Anne Nolan Clark cover,  two figures are working in a corn field

Cover of In My Mother's House

By Anne Nolan Clark, Viking Press, 1941

In My Mother's House

Written by Anne Nolan Clark

Illustrated by Velino Herrera

New York, Viking, 1941

8.75" x 10.5"

Kerlan Collection, Children's Literature Research Collections

University of Minnesota Libraries

Ann Nolan Clark was an educator employed by the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs. Her books for young readers, starting with this one from 1941, played a key role in the implementation of the federal government's new, more culturally respectful approach to the education of Native American children. Velino Herrera was a Native American artist from Zia Pueblo, New Mexico. Shown here is his stylized depiction of ritual Corn Dancers, life-giving rain, and a flourishing crop.


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