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1993 Perham High School graduate Joanne Zacharias, reading her recently published children's book to Perham kindergarten students.

Children's book publisher returns to native Perham to read to kids

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A Richville native returned to her roots last week, teaching Perham children about her other ancestral roots--as a Native American and member of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.


"Taku Wadaka He?" (What do you see?) is the name of Joanne Zacharias's colorfully illustrated children's book.

An educator, who graduated from Perham High School in 1993 and later from the College of St. Catherine, Zacharias is helping preserve the heritage of her ancestors.

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