Fry bread is food. It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate. Fry bread is time. It brings families together for meals and new memories. Fry bread is nation. It is shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond. Fry bread is us. It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference. Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family.
Kevin Noble Maillard is an author and former contributing editor to The New York Times. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Essence, and The Week. A graduate of Duke University and Penn Law School, he earned his Ph.D. in political theory from the University of Michigan. An enrolled citizen of the Seminole Nation, he is a tenured professor of law at Syracuse University.