Read to Me Storytime: Fry Bread

Amy reads Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, by Kevin Noble Maillard, with illustrations by Juana Martinez-Neal, and published by Roaring Brook Press.

This is a picture book about fry bread, a kind of bread which was invented out of necessity when the United States government displaced the Navajo nation in the 1860s. It’s since been embraced by many indigenous Americans as a symbol of culture and comfort.

This book includes an extensive author’s note including the author’s own recipe for fry bread. In the interest of time, we have omitted it from this video, but Amy recorded it and we will be happy to post it if there’s interest.

After the story, make decorative multicolored ears of corn using pony beads and pipe cleaners.