Question: Who is the intended audience?
Answer: Young Readers – with emphasis on Native American kids – although everyone can benefit from reading about these amazing people.

Q: What is the book about?
A: Some of the many native athletes who have excelled in the field of sports include: – Naomi Lang, US Olympian, ice dance champion – Ross Anderson, US record holder, downhill speed skier – Jordin Tootoo, National Hockey League player, Nashville Predators – Stephanie Murata, US National Wrestling champion – Beau Kemp, Minnesota Twins, Rochester Red Wings – Alwyn Morris, Olympic gold and bronze medalist in kayaking – Cory Witherill, professional Indy car racing. These stories for young readers highlight the lives and achievements of these courageous and talented athletes.

The Native Trailblazers Series profiles stellar role models who have raised the profile of indigenous culture in North America. This exciting work of non-fiction reminds readers of the extraordinary contributions of Native Americans to our country’s social fabric. Ages 9 to 16 years

Q: Why are you the best person to write this book?
A: I am a Native American photojournalist with a great sampling of people that I have met in my career.

Q: How is this book different from other books on this topic?
A: None really exist that I know about – and it is contemporary.

Q: Is there anything else we should know about this book?
A: Click on the links below.

Vincent Schilling
Award-winning author of Native Athletes in Action and Native Men of Courage
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