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  • 1. Louise Erdrich Author Study
  • 2.  Louise is the oldest of seven children. She is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. She was born in Minnesota but was raised in North Dakota. She attended Dartmouth College for her Bachelor’s then John Hopkins University for a Master’s in Creative Writing. She has held a variety of jobs including a poetry teacher at a prison.
  • 3. Erdrich, L. (1999). Grandmothers pigeon. (p. 32). Hyperion.When grandmother sails away, she leaves behind a collection of birds nest-- and three eggs in one nest miraculously begin to hatch out passenger pigeon chicks.
  • 4. Erdrich, L. (2006). The game of silence. Harper Collins.Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior. One day in 1850, Omakayas′s island is visited by a group of mysterious people. From them, she learns that the chimookomanag, or white people, want Omakayas and her people to leave their island and move farther west.That day, Omakayas realizes that something so valuable, so important that she never knew she had it in the first place, could be in danger: Her way of life. Her home.
  • 5.  Love Medicine The Beet Queen Tracks The Bingo Palace Tales of Burning Love The Antelope Wife Four Souls The Painted Drum Shadow Tag
  • 6.  Jacklight Baptism of Desire Original Fire: Selected and New Poems
  • 7.  Route Two The Blue Jay’s Dance: A Birth Year Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country
  • 8.  The Scott O’Dell award for historical fiction (2006) National Book Critics Circle Award (1984) Honorary Doctorate from Dartmouth College (2009) Guggenheim Fellowship Pushcart Prize in poetry World Fantasy Award (1999)
  • 9.  www.teachingbooks.net/tb.cgi?aid=734 http://amicus.collectionscanada.gc.ca/t13- bin/Main/RouteRqst http://www.lib.muohio.edu/pictbks/search/ quick_check.php?searchTerm=erdrich http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/ a_f/erdrich/erdrich.htm
  • 10.  http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/e/louise_ erdrich/index.htmlOffers a variety of newspaper articles and images from the New York Times about the author and her works. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_ErdrichOffers a variety of information about the author including her childhood and early literary works. http://www.harpercollins.com/authors/2905/Louise_Erdrich/index.as pxA word from her publisher… http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/louise-erdrichGives insight to the poetry she has authored.