ERIC Number: ED368517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Bah's Baby Brother Is Born.
This illustrated story, written for Native American children, stresses the importance of not drinking alcohol and taking care of oneself during pregnancy. The story centers on Bah, a young Native American girl whose mother is going to have a baby. Bah is very excited about getting a baby brother or sister and wants the baby to be healthy and happy. She helps her mother take care of herself by reminding her to eat right. Bah also helps her mother take care of the house by carrying heavy things and sweeping the floor for her. At a family birthday party, Bah's mother refuses to drink beer knowing the harmful effects it could have on herself and her unborn child. Soon, Bah's mother has the baby, and Bah is blessed with a strong, healthy brother. The document includes questions for discussion and profiles of the author and illustrator. (LP)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, American Indian Culture, American Indians, Childrens Literature, Congenital Impairments, Drinking, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Health Promotion, Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, 1815 H Street, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20006 ($12; over 20 copies, $7 each; $3 shipping and handling per copy).
Publication Type: Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Washington, DC.
Note: Illustrated by Sam English.