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Joseph Bruchac Author Study

Learn more about Native American author Joseph Bruchac with videos interviews, and find lesson plans and extension activities to teach with his books


PreK–K , 1–2 , 3–5 , 6–8 , 9–12

Joseph Bruchac is a Native American author whose short stories, poetry, picture books, and novels focus on his Abenaki Indian heritage. He has written more than 120 books for children and adults. In 2005, he was honored with the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for his efforts to preserve Native American traditions, and bring to light issues of concern to contemporary Native cultures.

He is a professional teller of the traditional tales of the Adirondacks and the Native peoples of the Northeastern Woodlands, and he lives in the Adirondack Mountains foothills in New York State. 

For more information about Joseph Bruchac and his works, visit his website.


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