Acorns and Abalone is a collection of work by author- illustrator Sylvia Ross. It contains both previously published and unpublished short stories, poems and drawings.
Southern California born author Sylvia Ross is well known within the California Native American community. Early in life, she worked as a cell painter for Walt Disney Productions in Burbank, California. Later she taught school and is the author of two children's cultural history story books: LION SINGER and BLUE JAY GIRL. Her short stories and poems appear in a number of anthologies. ACTS OF KINDNESS, ACTS OF CONTRITION is her first novel and was a finalist for the James D. Houston Award in her home state. Her second novel, EAST OF THE GREAT VALLEY, a book about the Native people and Pioneers in the wake of California's Gold Rush and dealing with Indian genocide, has been accepted by a number of museums. The book ACORNS AND ABALONE is a collection of her shorter writings, poems, and artwork.