A Is for Acorn: A California Indian ABC

A California Indian ABC

This alphabet board book welcomes youngsters of all cultures into the abundant world of Native California. Beautiful illustrations of animals, plants, and cultural objects show off the spectacular diversity of California’s indigenous cultures and environments. Sturdy enough to withstand any toddler’s grasp, A Is for Acorn is a playful, loving introduction to California’s oldest and most abiding sense of itself.

Reviews

“A little gem of a board book....ABC books are a dime a dozen, but A Is for Acorn certainly stands out from the crowd.”—Leilani Clark, KQED Art

About the Author and Illustrator

Analisa Tripp is an artist, a writer, and an auntie to fourteen nieces and nephews. She is a graduate of the Native American Studies Program at UC Berkeley. Over the years she has had the privilege of working with youth of all ages as a nanny, preschool teacher, elementary and high school tutor, and university recruiter. A member of the Karuk Tribe, she currently lives with her family in their ancestral territory located in beautiful northwestern California.
Lyn Risling is an artist whose work reflects the revival and continuation of cultural traditions and the natural world of her tribal peoples, the Karuk, Yurok, and Hupa. Involved in many aspects of her cultures, she was a recipient of the Community Spirit Award from First Peoples Fund for her artwork and commitment to her Native culture and community. Lyn has shown her work throughout California, and her art can be found in tribal cultural curriculum, language materials, brochures, T-shirts, and posters.