By Leslie Johnson
Illustrated by Kayeri Akweks
Joe is dancing the Fancy Dance at a powwow for the first time. He is nervous, but once the dance starts he knows just what to do.
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About the Creators
was born in Mendacino County, California. She is a cultural anthropologist, and after teaching anthropology, including Native American history and culture, for many years, she became interested in writing for young readers. In this story, Leslie wanted to share her love of handcrafted objects, like Native American pottery. Leslie lives in Seattle, Washington.
was born in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is an enrolled member of the Mohawk Nation in Ontario, Canada. She has just recently become a full-time illustrator, and this is her first book for beginning readers. Kayeri lives in Aloha, Oregon, with her family and a large tank full of colorful fish.