Local author Brenda Child is the consulting editor for the Penguin Library of American Indian History, an associate professor of American studies at the University of Minnesota, and a member of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe. Her book Boarding School Seasons: American Indian Families won the North American Indian Prose Award. Her latest book, Holding our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community, brings readers to a fascinating interpretation of Native American women and their significant roles in commerce, agriculture and spirituality.
"... the book offers a sensitive portrait of a resilient group and the struggles it has overcome.” — Publishers Weekly
"The author has made a concerted effort to bridge the gap between these two nation states, focusing on Ojibwe communities that span both countries […] Holding Our World Together makes several significant contributions to the field of Native women’s history." — Washington Independent Review