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Cady and the Bear Necklace
Cady, a 13-year-old girl of Native American heritage, is attending a reservation school for the first time in her life. One day Cady finds an eagle feather on the hallway floor and reports it to the principal. He cautions her that a mystery might soon appear in her life. Not long after Cady discovers an antique Indian beaded necklace hidden in her closet. Why has she found it? The elders tell her it is her task to find out why. Her new friends: Irish, John Ray, and a talking blue jay help to guide her as she balances between two worlds. 

Cady and the Bear Necklace is the winner of the 2020 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award: Multicultural Category, The Midwest Book Award, and the Historical Society of Michigan State History Award, and has also been honored as a finalist by the Next Generation Indie Book Award.

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"...a passionate look at Native American culture and how it affects a young girl as she grows from a child to a young woman." -  5-Star Review from Readers' Favorite (Read FULL REVIEW)

"...a compelling, character-driven novel with a rich cultural background and a positive message for everyone. from "Superior Read: Novel for Youth Entertains, Educates" Marquette Monthly


"A Book Birthday Blog with Author Ann Dallman" - The Mitten, The Blog of The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, Michigan Chapter (Read FULL POST)

"I’d like readers to learn more about the native culture and history of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and of its residents." - Interview on the Middle-Grade Mojo website (Read FULL INTERVIEW)

Sam English:
The Life, Work, and Times of an  Artist
Sam English: The Life, Work, and Times of an Artist

The book features more than 85 reproductions of this premiere artist’s poster prints. The book focuses on Sam’s art and artwork, spanning his 30-year career, as well as his work in the recovery movement.


  • Print Excellence and Knowledge (PEAK) Grand Award Winner

  • New Mexico Book of the Year 2010 Finalist

  • Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose & Independent Books, First Runner-Up

  • National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA)

  • da Vinci Eye Finalist

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The Hannahville Poets

The Hannahville Poets
The writings are a compilation of the creative work of Hannahville Indian School/Nah Tah Wahsh students over a 10-year period. Topics ranging from the difficulties of growing up in two worlds--the importance of Telders and traditional teachings--to sports.
Click on the video below to listen to Ann read the beginning of Cady and the Bear Necklace for the Virtual Reading Series honoring the Midwest Book Award Winners.