Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith
Illustrator: Cornelius Van Wright
Publisher: HarperCollins, 32 pages
JENNA is inspired by a video of her grandmother performing the Ojibway jingle dance. Friends and family help her collect jingles to sew on her own dress so she can perform at the next powwow and honour her grandmother's memory and the traditions of the Muscogee Nation. This story and the accompanying watercolour illustrations help challenge the stereotyped ideas and images most Malaysians have of Natives Americans, and will hopefully serve as a starting point for further exploration of the different cultures of the various peoples and nations that were the original owners of the country now known as the United States of America.