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Joseph Bruchac
Native American
Author | Storyteller | Musician



Presented by
Lori Vanden Berghe
“The central themes in my work are simple
 ones - that we have to listen to each other
 and to the earth, that we have to respect
 each other and the earth, that we never
 know anyone until we know what they have
 in their heart.”

                                  ―Joseph Bruchac
background
• Ancestry is English, Slovak,
  and Abenaki Indian from
  upstate New York
• Works to preserve Abenaki culture,
  language and traditional Native skills
• Education
  ▫ B.A. from Cornell,
  ▫ M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from
    Syracuse
  ▫ Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Union
    Institute of Ohio.
• Prolific writer: first book published in 1975
• Cherokee Nation Prose Award
• Hope S. Dean Award for Notable Achievement in
  Children’s Literature
• 2005 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award
• 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native
  Writers Circle of the Americas
• 1998 Writer of the Year Award from the Native
  Writers Circle of the Americas
• 1998 Storyteller of the Year Award from the Native
  Writers Circle of the Americas
• 1995 Knickerbocker Award
                                    awards
Horn Book
Honor and
    Boston
                                             1997
Globe Book
                                             Paterson
    Award
                                             Award
      1996


                   Scientific
                   American                 2001 Parents
             Children’s Book                Guide to
                      Award                 Children's
                                            Media Award


1999 Jane
  Addams                        2000
Children’s                      Parents


                                          awards
     Book                       Choice
   Award                        Gold
                                Award
“To this day, my way of looking at life
and the writing I do always is
influenced in one way or another by
my abiding respect for the natural
world and my gratitude for all that it
has given and continues to give.”



                            ―Joseph Bruchac
Listen to Author
              and storyteller
              Joseph Bruchac
              explaining the
              origin and
              significance of the
              flute and the drum
              to Native American
              culture.




Storyteller
teacher
resources
One thing can be said about Bruchac’s
collection of writing, he appeals to all ages.
His children’s books bring Native American
explanations to natural phenomena .


   children’s literature
historical fiction
• Piques student
  interest
• Artfully told and
  incorporates history
  seamlessly
• Protagonists face
  realistic, complex
  issues
• Stereotypes avoided
• Authentic settings
fantasy

          From
          Native America
          to
          Slovakia

          Bruchac departs from Native
          American territory and writes a
          humorous fantasy story with
          Prince Rashko as his protagonist.
poetry


         “…all of us need to try to
         be kinder and more
         open, that small acts of
         kindness open the doors
         of the spirit and connect
         us to a deep reservoir of
         energy--an energy often
         expressed within
         poetry.”
Website sources
• “A Chat With Joseph Bruchac.” Wordsmith.org.
      10 Jan. 2001. Web. 30 Oct. 2011.
• “Joseph Bruchac.” JosephBruchac. Web. 15 Oct.
      2011.
• “Joseph Bruchac.” Scholastic. 2011. Web. 31 Oct.
      2011.
• “Joseph Bruchac.” YouTube. 2010. Web. 15 Nov.
      2011.
• Talman, Mark. “Joseph Bruchac.” Poetry.us.com.
      2011. Web. 03 Nov. 2011.
• West, Gordon. “Joseph Bruchac: From Native
      America to Slovakia.” Kirkus Reviews. 23 Nov.
      2011. Web. 28 Nov. 2011.

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Joseph bruchac

  • 1. Joseph Bruchac Native American Author | Storyteller | Musician Presented by Lori Vanden Berghe
  • 2. “The central themes in my work are simple ones - that we have to listen to each other and to the earth, that we have to respect each other and the earth, that we never know anyone until we know what they have in their heart.” ―Joseph Bruchac
  • 3. background • Ancestry is English, Slovak, and Abenaki Indian from upstate New York • Works to preserve Abenaki culture, language and traditional Native skills • Education ▫ B.A. from Cornell, ▫ M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse ▫ Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio. • Prolific writer: first book published in 1975
  • 4. • Cherokee Nation Prose Award • Hope S. Dean Award for Notable Achievement in Children’s Literature • 2005 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award • 1999 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas • 1998 Writer of the Year Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas • 1998 Storyteller of the Year Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas • 1995 Knickerbocker Award awards
  • 5. Horn Book Honor and Boston 1997 Globe Book Paterson Award Award 1996 Scientific American 2001 Parents Children’s Book Guide to Award Children's Media Award 1999 Jane Addams 2000 Children’s Parents awards Book Choice Award Gold Award
  • 6. “To this day, my way of looking at life and the writing I do always is influenced in one way or another by my abiding respect for the natural world and my gratitude for all that it has given and continues to give.” ―Joseph Bruchac
  • 7. Listen to Author and storyteller Joseph Bruchac explaining the origin and significance of the flute and the drum to Native American culture. Storyteller
  • 9. One thing can be said about Bruchac’s collection of writing, he appeals to all ages. His children’s books bring Native American explanations to natural phenomena . children’s literature
  • 10. historical fiction • Piques student interest • Artfully told and incorporates history seamlessly • Protagonists face realistic, complex issues • Stereotypes avoided • Authentic settings
  • 11. fantasy From Native America to Slovakia Bruchac departs from Native American territory and writes a humorous fantasy story with Prince Rashko as his protagonist.
  • 12. poetry “…all of us need to try to be kinder and more open, that small acts of kindness open the doors of the spirit and connect us to a deep reservoir of energy--an energy often expressed within poetry.”
  • 13. Website sources • “A Chat With Joseph Bruchac.” Wordsmith.org. 10 Jan. 2001. Web. 30 Oct. 2011. • “Joseph Bruchac.” JosephBruchac. Web. 15 Oct. 2011. • “Joseph Bruchac.” Scholastic. 2011. Web. 31 Oct. 2011. • “Joseph Bruchac.” YouTube. 2010. Web. 15 Nov. 2011. • Talman, Mark. “Joseph Bruchac.” Poetry.us.com. 2011. Web. 03 Nov. 2011. • West, Gordon. “Joseph Bruchac: From Native America to Slovakia.” Kirkus Reviews. 23 Nov. 2011. Web. 28 Nov. 2011.