ANNIE BOOCHEVER

Alaskan, Author, Musician, Educator

Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Alaskan civil rights hero  Elizabeth Peratrovich

Bristol Bay Summer

A pre-teen novel about art, set-net fishing, and airplanes

Annie Boochever

Alaskan, Author, Musician, Educator

Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Alaskan civil rights hero  Elizabeth Peratrovich

Bristol Bay Summer

A pre-teen novel about art, set-net fishing, and airplanes

Annie Boochever is available for author presentations, school visits, creative writing, and reader’s theater workshops.

Annie Boochever — Alaskan Author.

My books were inspired by real people, places, and events in Alaska:

Bristol Bay Summer

An Alaskan adventure novel published in 2014 by Alaska Northwest Books, won a Literary Classics award for best first novel and was a middle-grade selection for the Alaska State Battle of the Books reading motivation program. It is is based on my personal experiences as a single mom in a remote fish camp in Bristol Bay. 

Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich

The story of a legendary Alaska Native woman written in collaboration with her only living child, Roy Peratrovich, Jr., now 84 years old. It is a picture biography for middle grade and young adult readers published by Snowy Owl Books, an imprint of the University of Alaska Press. It will be released January 15, 2019.

 

 

Annie’s interest in Alaska Native culture lead to a collaboration with the Sealaska Heritage Institute to write musical plays adapted from ancestral stories and historical events, for production by elementary and middle school students.  

 

 

How do you engage 300-400 elementary students and instill an appreciation and deep understanding of other cultures along with a passion for all things music?

Village Books Event

First presentation of Fighter in Velvet Gloves at Village Books Saturday night to a standing-room-only crowd.

“Fighter” Review from American Indian Studies in Children’s Literature

“When most people think of civil rights, their thoughts turn to the 1960s. They may remember photographs of Martin Luther King and others who spoke, marched, or participated in sit-ins. Some people, however, have a different memory of people fighting for civil rights. Their memories are of the 1940s when Native Alaskans fought for their rights.”

Listen to an interview on Alaska News Nightly

Click the link to listen to the interview about Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Great Review from Anchorage Daily News

One of things this book does well is describe the semi-Apartheid conditions that were inflicted on Alaska Natives during the first half of the 20th century.

Listen to Native America Calling Radio Talk Show

A decade before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala. bus, Elizabeth Peratrovich and her husband were demanding equal rights for Alaska Natives.

Demand High for “Fighter” Books in Print

Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich was released mid-January but sold out quickly. If you have been unable to order through Amazon, they now have copies available for Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, Feb. 16.

74 years ago on February 5th

74 years ago on February 5, 1945, the Alaska Territorial legislative gallery in Juneau, Alaska, was so crowded the doors were flung open, and people, Native and non-Native alike, lined the hallway outside. Some stood on chairs to see better. Elizabeth Peratrovich sat in the back, knitting needles clicking while her youngest, little Lorie, fed her the yarn.

Skiing Part 3: Nordic Skiing

In those days Nordic ski gear consisted of bindings with three metal pins that slid into matching holes in the soles of our leather ski boots. Our skis were all wood, with bases we had previously painted at wax parties with sticky pine tar. Ahhh, the sweet, acrid smell of smoking-hot pine tar.

Skiing in Juneau Part 2: The Ski Team and Third Cabin

1964-1968 Ski coach Peter Bibb, took this photo when I was in middle school. He called us "The Little Monsters" and recruited us from 2nd Cabin to be on the high school team . L.to R.  Annie Boochever (Annie B), Patricia Pittman (Twiggy) Guyce Lafavour, Gordy...

Skiing in Juneau Part 1: Second Cabin

 1957 -1963 This past summer marked my 50th high school reunion from the Juneau Douglas High School. One of the subjects that came up was skiing in ‘the old days’ in Juneau. Here is my attempt to capture some of those memories. Mostly cold and wet. That’s the first...

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