Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Jingle Dancer

Cynthia Leitich Smith with Cornelius Van Wright (Illustrator), Ying-Hwa Hu (Illustrator)

32 pages first pub 2000 (editions)

fiction childrens reflective slow-paced


New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith's lyrical text is paired with the warm, evocative watercolors of Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu in this affirming story of a contemporary Native American girl who turns to her family an...

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Community Reviews Summary of 105 reviews


inspiring 83%
informative 50%
lighthearted 50%
hopeful 33%
reflective 33%
adventurous 16%


fast 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 100%

Strong character development?

N/A: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

N/A: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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