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The Chumash: The Past and Present of California's Seashell People
The Chumash: The Past and Present of California's Seashell People
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The Chumash: The Past and Present of California's Seashell People

The Chumash thrived along the Pacific coast in California for centuries. But eventually new settlers wanted their land and forced the Chumash into a new way of life. Today, the Chumash celebrate their traditions as they move toward the future in modern America.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-6
Lexile Level930L
ATOS Level6.3
AR Points1
AR Quiz #195900
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandFact Finders
Page Dimensions7 3/4" x 8 3/4"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $29.99 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal - Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Public Libraries, NC

"Content in each book is divided into four basic categories: origins, contact with Europeans, contemporary tribal life, and efforts to protect or preserve traditions. The writing is clear and accessible. The series excels at highlighting characteristics that make each tribe unique. . . .The authors do not shy away from injustices these groups faced at the hands of the U.S. government and people. However, ample space is given to explore and celebrate each group in the present day. Illustrations are an attractive, well-curated balance of etchings, maps, and photographs. . . .Informative and nuanced, this series will make a nice addition to most school and public library collections." - School Library Journal

November 1, 2016

Danielle Smith-Llera

Danielle Smith-Llera

Danielle Smith-Llera’s former life as a teacher led her to write books for young people. She has taught literature, writing, history, and visual arts to students ranging from elementary school to college. Danielle studied English and Visual Arts at Harvard University and exhibits her artwork internationally. As the spouse of a diplomat, she and her family have lived in Washington D.C., New Delhi, India and Kingston, Jamaica.

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