Joseph Bruchac

For over thirty years, Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Abenaki Indian heritage and Native American traditions. He is the author of more than 120 books for children and adults.

In his interview with Colorín Colorado, Joseph talks about his early life and becoming a writer, offers recommendations for choosing American Indian literature for students, and shares the stories behind some of his popular books.

Special thanks to Debbie Reese, author of the American Indians in Children's Literature blog, for her input on our interview questions.