Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story


Author: Kevin Noble Maillard

Illustrator: Juana Martinez-Neal

Fry bread is food — a mixture of salt, flour, water, cornmeal, and baking powder — but it is also so much more! Fry bread is shape and sound and color. Fry bread is flavor and time spent together, eating at the table with family. Fry bread is art and history. Fry bread connects the old to the new. Fry bread is nation.

It’s Abenaki, Apache, Ojibwe, Navajo, Seminole, and hundreds of other tribes. Vibrantly illustrated by Caldecott Honor Winner, Juana Martinez-Neal, this powerful story shows how food and tradition unites us to our past and our culture. Your young readers will adore this heartwarming tale as they get a glimpse of modern Native American families and the traditions they share.