Literary Classics 1st Place Best First Novel

Bristol Bay Summer comes highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval & 1st Place Best Novel!

American Indians in Children’s Lit. Chooses “Fighter” for Best of 2019

Are you looking for best books by or about American Indians? First Nations? American Indians in Children's Literature chose Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich for Best Books Published in 2019! "A primary purpose of American...

“Fighter” Makes 2020 Rise: Feminist Book Project List

Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 selected Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich made the Rise 2020 Booklist.

Mom’s Choice Award

The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Bristol Bay Summer as among the best in family-friendly media, products and services.

Fighter Makes List for Top 75 Books to Better Understand the World

I didn’t know how rigorous publication with a University Press would be until I began working with the University of Alaska Press…

Children’s Book Council Seasonal Showcase

“BRISTOL BAY SUMMER has been selected for the Children’s Book Council Seasonal Showcase, “Trailblazers.”

“Fighter” Selected to Represent Alaska at the Library of Congress Book Festival

This past August, Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich was selected to represent Alaska at the National Library of Congress Book Festival held in Washington D.C.

Fighter wins international children’s literature award!

Lumen Award for Literary Excellence 2019 Winner: Annie Boochever. Fighter in Velvet Gloves

“Fighter” selected as Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text.

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New Study Guide: Fighter in Velvet Gloves

When I taught High School English in Juneau, I depended on study guides to support the various books we read. They saved me a lot of work and gave my curriculum a backbone. I could always adjust the guides to fit my classroom's needs, but the basics were there if I...
League of Women Voters features Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Presentation for League of Women Voters

Annie B will give a talk for the League of Women Voters in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day and the 100th Anniversary of the League of the Women Voters US.

Rise: A Feminist Book Project

“Fighter” Makes 2020 Rise: Feminist Book Project List

Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 selected Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich made the Rise 2020 Booklist.

“Fighter” selected as Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People

The selection committee looks for books that emphasize human relations, represent a diversity of groups and are sensitive to a broad range of cultural experiences, present an original theme or a fresh slant on a traditional topic, are easily readable and of high literary quality, and have a pleasing format and, when appropriate, illustrations that enrich the text.

American Indians in Children’s Lit. Chooses “Fighter” for Best of 2019

Are you looking for best books by or about American Indians? First Nations? American Indians in Children's Literature chose Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich for Best Books Published in 2019! "A primary purpose of American...
LUMEN AWARD 2019

Fighter wins international children’s literature award!

Lumen Award for Literary Excellence 2019 Winner: Annie Boochever. Fighter in Velvet Gloves

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Fighter Makes List for Top 75 Books to Better Understand the World

I didn’t know how rigorous publication with a University Press would be until I began working with the University of Alaska Press…

National Book Festival Poster 2019

“Fighter” Selected to Represent Alaska at the Library of Congress Book Festival

This past August, Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich was selected to represent Alaska at the National Library of Congress Book Festival held in Washington D.C.

Alaskan Native elder reading Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Bethel elder, Mary Nunawak

Alaskan Native elder (Mary Nanuwak) reading Fighter in Velvet Gloves.

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“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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

Juneau Winter Trails 006

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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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.

Alaskan Native elder reading Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Bethel elder, Mary Nunawak

Alaskan Native elder (Mary Nanuwak) reading Fighter in Velvet Gloves.

Annie Boochever sitting on a rock looking out at the state of Alaska. Icons from her two published novels are integrated into the picture.

Alaska Book Week Tour

I will be visiting schools, libraries, and different associations on the tour that stops in six different Alaskan cities from Sept 26 – Oct 12

Childrens-Book-Council 2014 Showcase

Children’s Book Council Seasonal Showcase

“BRISTOL BAY SUMMER has been selected for the Children’s Book Council Seasonal Showcase, “Trailblazers.”

Annie Boochever at Village Books

Village Books Event

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

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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…

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