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First Laugh--Welcome, Baby

Written by Rose Ann Tahe and Nancy Bo Flood and illustrated by Jonathan Nelson
Published by Charlesbridge
Goodreads Rating - 4.2 / 5.0
$16.99
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In Navajo families, the first person to make a new baby laugh hosts the child’s First Laugh Ceremony. Who will earn the honor in this story? The First Laugh Ceremony is a celebration held to welcome a new member of the community. As everyone—from Baby’s nima (mom) to nadi (big sister) to cheii (grandfather)—tries to elicit the joyous sound from Baby, readers are introduced to details about Navajo life and the Navajo names for family members.

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Who Wrote First Laugh--Welcome, Baby

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Rose Ann Tahe

Rose Aann Tahe was born into the Naaneesh’t’ezhi Tachii’nii nish’li (The Charcoal Streaked Division of the Red Running Into the Water Clan), born for Ashiihi bashish’chiin (Salt People Clan). Rose held a doctoral degree in elementary education leadership. Rose passed away in 2015.

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Nancy Bo Flood

Nancy Bo Flood was a research psychologist and studied brain development before writing books for children. Her titles include Soldier Sister, Fly Home and Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo (WordSong). Nancy lives in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

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Who Illustrated First Laugh--Welcome, Baby

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Jonathan Nelson

Jonathan Nelson is a Navajo graphic designer, graphic artist, and illustrator. He is Kiiyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan) and Naakai Dine’è (Mexican Clan). This is his first picture book. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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