Comments for Navajo ABC
Navajo ABC 06/28/12
Navajo ABC: A Diné Alphabet Book by Lucy Tapahonso and illustrated by Eleanor Schick is an ABC book that introduces children to the Navajo (Diné táá) culture and to lesser degree, their language.
The book goes through each letter of the alphabet and gives a word that represents a piece of the Navajo Way. Some words are English, some are Spanish and some are Diné bizaad.
What the book gives children is a glimpse of Navajo living, not an introduction to the language. Instead it shows how multi lingual the area is, being influenced by English and Spanish. It's really no different than how a California ABC would probably have a mixture of English, Spanish and maybe even some Chinese or Japanese.
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