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May 22, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gallup, NM 87301
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Herizon with Daniel Vandever

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Join us LIVE on Facebook, @galluplibrary on Saturday, May 22nd at 3:00 p.m. for a book talk featuring Daniel Vandever, the Communications Director at Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, NM. In this role he is seeking to affect change on the Navajo Nation through education. His books are a key element in the process of creating sustainable change from within. Fall in Line, Holden is a story about boarding school era education, a period when Navajo (Diné) identity and language were suppressed. It is a story rich in imagination, which carries over to Herizon, a book dedicated to his nieces with the hope for a more inclusive, empowering future. The story details the journey of a young Diné girl as she helps her grandmother retrieve a flock of sheep aided by a magical scarf. In an age that has seen the election of the first female vice president in U.S. history, Herizon speaks to the power of the moment and honors progress and persistence to reach audiences from any background.