Vanishing Cultures series
Explore the majesty of the world and its people by visiting some of the oldest, most extraordinary cultures on Earth. In this series of seven books, photojournalist Jan Reynolds documents the distinctive cultures and climates of indigenous peoples. The Vanishing Cultures series introduces readers to the Yanomama of the Amazon Basin, Aborigines of Australia, Sami of the European Arctic, Inuit of the North American Arctic, Tibetans and Sherpas from the Himalaya, Mongolians of Asia, and Tuareg of the Sahara.
Within each native group, Reynolds takes the reader on a journey through the eyes of a child into his or her world—offering a window into daily life, family relations, food, chores, games, and special traditions. Each perceptive profile highlights the unique environments and customs that make the society special, as well as the universal humanity that connects us all.
Through engaging text and exceptional photographs full of warm, friendly faces, Reynolds provides readers with an insightful view into seven little-known lifestyles and landscapes that only her first-hand experience can provide.
Vanishing Cultures: Down Under
Vanishing Cultures: Far North
Vanishing Cultures: Frozen Land
Vanishing Cultures: Himalaya
Vanishing Cultures: Mongolia
Vanishing Cultures: Sahara
Vanishing Cultures Collection (all 7 titles)
Teaching Vanishing Cultures series:
Check out how to teach geo-literacy at home using the Vanishing Cultures series and activities created by Adrienne Furness.
Learn more about these ancient cultures on Reynolds’ YouTube channel.
Jan Reynolds is an award-winning author and photographer of children’s books whose work has also appeared in numerous publications, including National Geographic, The New York Times, and Outside magazine. To find out more about Jan Reynolds, visit this website: janreynolds.com
Author Visits: Jan Reynolds visits schools around the world to share her books and experiences, and also does virtual Skype visits. For more information on her school or virtual visits contact us at events AT leeandlow.com.
Do you know of more resources educators use to teach the Vanishing Cultures series? Are you interested in having Lee & Low Books feature your lesson plan or unit on our Vanishing Cultures page? Email us at jeisenberg[at]leeandlow[dot]com.