Conger Beasley Jr.Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19960715
Winner of the Western Writers' Award, Conger Beasley Jr. reads from his book, We Are a People in This World: The Lakota Sioux and the Massacre at Wounded Knee, which recounts the 1890 events at Wounded Knee through the 1990 Big Foot Memorial Ride. Beasley also talks about his short stories and essays which often reflect nature and the American west.
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
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