Welcome to the twelfth episode of “This One’s Dedicated to…,” in which Jennifer Ziegler and I share our quick conversation with author Cynthia Leitich Smith about the dedication in her picture book Jingle Dancer (illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu; reissued in paperback in February 2021 by Heartdrum, the new HarperCollins imprint co-founded by Cynthia herself to center contemporary Native and First Nation stories).

Subscribers to my monthly Bartography Express newsletter (folks can sign up here) are eligible for our giveaway copy of Jingle Dancer.

If you’d like the winner to be you, by the end of March 2021 either say so in the comments below or email me directly, and you’ll be in the running. (U.S. mailing addresses only.)

Thanks for watching, and please visit the main “This One’s Dedicated to…” page for more conversation videos and a look at who Jennifer and I will be talking to soon.