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?

Donald and His Video Game: A Cautionary Tale

He played in the morning ‘till school had begun, and then in the evening when classes were done…

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.

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.

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.

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 an interview on Alaska News Nightly

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

The Pebble Mine Controversy

“Pebble Project,” located in Bristol Bay Alaska, is potentially the largest open-pit mining operation in North America, and its probably going to be the biggest environmental resource fight of our lifetime.

Fifty years ago today…

50 years ago one of Alaska’s greatest civil rights heroes passed away in a little known Christian Science care facility in Seattle. Just as she had prepared herself to fight for equality for Alaska Natives, Elizabeth had steeled herself for a different battle, but this one she could not win.

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