Salmon boy

Book - 2017 | Tlingit
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy comes from an ancient Tlingit story that teaches about respect for nature, animals and culture. The title character, a Tlingit boy, violates these core cultural values when he flings away a dried piece of salmon with mold on the end given to him by his mother. His disrespect offends the Salmon People, who sweep him into the water and into their world. This book is part of Baby Raven Reads, an award-winning Sealaska Heritage program for Alaska Native families with children up to age 5 that promotes language development and school readiness. Baby Raven Reads was awarded the Library of Congress's 2017 Literacy Awards Program Best Practice Honoree award.
Publisher: Juneau, Alaska : Sealaska Heritage Institute, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781946019028
Characteristics: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Salmon boy


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
LPL_IlkaI Sep 30, 2019

Salmon Boy is a beautiful Tlingit Indian folk tale about respect for your culture and the world around you. In addition to this beauty are colorful and delicate watercolors by Michaela Goade, a Tlingit Indian herself. Very glad this book is a part of our library's collection!


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at HCL

To Top