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SPOTLIGHT ON DIABETES

Free Diabetes Books For Children

The Eagle Books
are a series of four books
that are brought to life by wise animal characters
Mr. Eagle and Miss Rabbit -and a clever trickster, Coyote,
who engage Rain That Dances and his young friends
in the joy of physical activity, eating healthy foods,
and learning from their elders about health and diabetes prevention.
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The Eagle Books were authored by Georgia Perez of Nambe Pueblo,
and illustrated by Patrick Rolo, Bad River Band of Ojibwe,
and Lisa A. Fifield, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin,
Black Bear Clan.

The first book, “Through The Eyes of The Eagle”
introduces the characters of Mr. Eagle and Rain That Dances,
the American Indian boy he befriends.
Mr. Eagle reminds the young boy of the healthy ways of his ancestors.

In “Knees Lifted High,” the second book,
Rain That Dances introduces Thunder Cloud, his best friend,
to Mr. Eagle who encourages the boys to be physically active every day.

The third book, “A Plateful of Color,”
introduces Miss Rabbit and the boys’ friends, Little Hummingbird and Simon.
Miss Rabbit teaches the value of eating a variety of colorful and healthy foods.

“Tricky Treats,” the final book in the series,
introduces the character of Coyote, a trickster, and encourages children
not to be tricked by coyote when choosing foods to eat.

How can we order the Eagle Books?

The Eagle Books are available through First Book,
Inter-tribal Networks and Regional Health Boards,
and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Free single copies of the Eagle Books are available from CDC
by calling 1-800-CDC-INFO or 1-800-232-4636.

First Book

First Book www.FirstBook.org*
is a national nonprofit organization with a single mission:
to give children new books to own and read.
First Book is using its nationwide distribution system to place the Eagle Books
with organizations who are serving American Indian and Alaska Native children.
Registered nonprofit organizations, government entities, and Title I schools
can obtain books (free except for shipping charges)
at www.NationalBookBank.org* (1-866-393-1222)
in late February and in March, 2006.

Inter-tribal Networks and Regional Health Boards

The Eagle Books will be available also through Inter-tribal Networks and
Regional Health Boards who indicate their interest in distributing the books to tribes.
For more information on this route of distribution,
please contact Dave Baldridge at 505-232-9909 or dave@nipcinfo.com
or contact CDC INFO at cdc-info@cdc.gov

CDC
Free single copies of the Eagle Books are available
from CDC by calling 1-800-CDC-INFO or 1-800-232-4636.

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