Blue Jay Girl: A Book is Born

Ross, Sylvia
April 2010
News from Native California;Spring2010, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p26
The author relates how she started writing the children's book "Blue Jay Girl." She states that she first wrote "Lion Singer," which is about a Chukchansi boy in the time before white people came to California, while the new book focuses on an Indian girl from the Yaudanchi tribe in the old days. She offers a brief description of the main character, Blue Jay Girl. She also notes that she applied to the Tule River Indian Reservation in Tulare County in early February 2009 for a grant to assist in funding the publication of the manuscript.


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