6, Navajo Nation Pencil marker
Crayon on paper 12×16″
As of 2010, there were over 2.1 million American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) under the age of 24 living in the U.S.
"Learning to read is critical to a child's success both in school and in life. For this reason I view the importance of books to children's literacy is being the most critical challenge for our youth and this barrier is well established."