New children’s book talks about history of Native boarding schools. More education stories here

| July 19, 2017

By Katherine Locke • Navajo-Hopi Observer

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — “Fall in Line, Holden,” a new children’s book by Daniel W. Vandever, follows a Navajo boy through his day at boarding school and seeks to start a discussion about how that history still affects Native people today.

Vandever, who wrote and illustrated the book, is from Haystack, New Mexico, and is the communication director for Navajo Technical University where he also serves as an adjunct instructor.

He volunteers for the Crownpoint Rug Auction, providing technical support and helping local weavers sell their rugs. He comes from a long line of educators and is the grandson of Navajo Code Talker Joe Vandever Sr.

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