IN MY MOTHER’S HOUSE by Ann Nolan Clark
Illustrated by Velino Herrera (Ma Pe Wi) Zia Pueblo
Published by the Viking Press, New York
Hardback, first edition, first published May 1941, 2nd printing November 1942
Condition: very good condition. No slip cover
This collection of Pueblo Indian poems, as told through the eyes of children, has been used in classrooms, reading programs, and with parents and children since it was first published in 1941. It is profusely and beautifully illustrated in color and black and white illustrations by Velino Herrera (Ma Pe Wi) of Zia Pueblo.
The author taught Native American children how to read at Tesuque Pueblo from the early 1920s, a career that lasted 25 years. She found that the underfunded Tesuque School couldn’t afford any substantial instructional material. In the process of teaching the children about literature, she incorporated their voices and stories to write In My Mother's House, and other books for the 1st to 4th grade one-room schoolhouse.