Native American Authors


Linda Boyden

Cherokee

Linda Boyden has spent most of her adult life leading children to literacy. From 1970-1997, she taught in elementary schools in Maryland, Nevada, Montana, and Virginia, receiving her master's in Gifted and Talented Education in 1992 from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.



In 1997, Linda decided to change careers and abandoned full-time teaching for full-time writing. She and her husband, John, moved to Maui where for the next seven years she was a volunteer storyteller at the Makawao Public Library for their weekly Toddler Time Story Hour. She also hosted the library's Young Readers Club for older students after school once a month and was the weekly voice of the UpCountry Kiwanis' telephone StoryLine.



In 2004, Linda and family relocated to Redding, rimmed by Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen in beautiful northern California. Linda is in charge of the Beginning Reading Program at the Sylvan Learning Center. She is a regular storyteller at Barnes & Noble, Shasta County Library in Redding, the Anderson Library, and in many schools. She has recently had her first chapbook of poems published, WomanSong, as well as a CD of her Native American storytelling, Dikanohelvsdi Elisi Unitseli, Stories of the Grandmothers. Currently, she is working on her first storytelling DVD. In her spare time, she and photographer husband, John, enjoy hiking and spoiling their many beautiful grandchildren.

 


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