Indigenous People's Month - November

The Marrow Thieves By Cherie Dimaline Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781770864863
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Published: Dcb - September 1st, 2017

Winner of the 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize
Winner of the 2018 Sunburst Award
Winner of the 2018 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award
Winner of the 2018 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and M tis Young Adult Literature


100 Native Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) By Bonnie Juettner, Eduard Coll (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bonnie Juettner, Eduard Coll (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780912517513
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - October 1st, 2002

Learn all about the fascinating lives and tremendous impact of 100 extraordinary Native Americans with this fact-filled biography collection for kids.

Educational and engaging, 100 Native Americans Who Shaped American History features:


Native Americans in History: A History Book for Kids By Jimmy Beason Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781648762888
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Published: Rockridge Press - September 21st, 2021

Powerful stories of influential Native Americans--for kids ages 8 to 12


We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Color Protecting the Planet By Mya-Rose Craig, Sabrena Khadija (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mya-Rose Craig, Sabrena Khadija (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419756665
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Published: Magic Cat - April 12th, 2022

Thirty young environmental activists share their dreams with voice of a generation Mya-Rose Craig

Indigenous people and people of color are disproportionately affected by climate change. And yet they are underrepresented within the environmental movement.


Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present By Adrienne Keene, Ciara Sana (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Adrienne Keene, Ciara Sana (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984857941
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 19th, 2021

An accessible and educational illustrated book profiling 50 notable American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people, from NBA star Kyrie Irving of the Standing Rock Lakota to Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation

An American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Young Adult Honor Book!


Forever Cousins By Laurel Goodluck, Jonathan Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Laurel Goodluck, Jonathan Nelson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623542924
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Published: Charlesbridge - October 4th, 2022

In this Native American story, Kara and Amanda are best-friend cousins. Then Kara leaves the city to move back to the Rez. Will their friendship stay the same?


I Am Not a Number By Jenny Kay Dupuis, Kathy Kacer, Gillian Newland (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781927583944
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Published: Second Story Press - September 6th, 2016

When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from, despite the efforts of the nuns who are in charge at the school and who tell her that she is not to use her own name but instead use the number they have assigned to her.


Still This Love Goes on By Buffy Sainte-Marie, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Buffy Sainte-Marie, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781771648073
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Published: Greystone Kids - September 27th, 2022

A New York Times / New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2022

"A love letter to family, home, and Indigenous traditions ... This story reminds readers of the joy we experience upon returning to those whom we love and who love us."--Kirkus ★ Review


Finding My Dance By Ria Thundercloud, Kalila J. Fuller (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593093894
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Published: Penguin Workshop - September 13th, 2022

In her debut picture book, professional Indigenous dancer Ria Thundercloud tells the true story of her path to dance and how it helped her take pride in her Native American heritage.


Kapaemahu By Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Daniel Sousa (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593530061
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Published: Kokila - June 7th, 2022

An Indigenous legend about how four extraordinary individuals of dual male and female spirit, or Mahu, brought healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii, based on the Academy Award–contending short film.


I Sang You Down from the Stars By Tasha Spillett-Sumner, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316493161
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2021

New York Times bestseller!

A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book

This unique baby book sings with Native cultural detail, while striking a universal chord in its celebration of the blossoming of love that comes with expecting and welcoming a new baby--with art by New York Times bestselling illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Michaela


Treaty Words: For as Long as the Rivers Flow By Aimée Craft, Luke Swinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aimée Craft, Luke Swinson (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781773214962
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Published: Annick Press - March 9th, 2021

The first treaty that was made was between the earth and the sky. It was an agreement to work together. We build all of our treaties on that original treaty.


Bedtime in Nunatsiavut By Raeann Brown Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551528878
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - June 7th, 2022

In Bedtime in Nunatsiavut, a little girl named Nya yearns to fly, swim, and wander like the goose, salmon, bear, fox, and other animals that populate her world. Each night, her loving An nak (mother) tucks her into bed and gives her a kunik (nose-to-nose rub) to help Nya dream and transform into the animals she longs to be like.


We All Play By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Flett, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771646079
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Published: Greystone Kids - May 25th, 2021

From beloved author and illustrator Julie Flett comes a joyous new book about playtime. An adorable gift for babies, toddlers, and kids up to age 7 to cozy up with this winter


Borders By Thomas King, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Thomas King, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316593052
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 18th, 2022

From two celebrated Indigenous creators comes a powerful graphic novel about a family caught between nations.
 
Borders is a masterfully told story of a boy and his mother whose road trip from Alberta to Salt Lake City is thwarted at the border when they identify their citizenship as Blackfoot.


Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780063015388
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Published: Heartdrum - May 11th, 2021

American Indian Youth Literature Award: Middle Grade Honor Book! Hello/Boozhoo—meet Jo Jo Makoons! Full of pride, joy, and plenty of humor, this first book in an all-new chapter book series by Dawn Quigley celebrates a spunky young Ojibwe girl who loves who she is.


Jo Jo Makoons: Fancy Pants By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dawn Quigley, Tara Audibert (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780063015418
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Published: Heartdrum - May 10th, 2022

Filled with lots of glitter, raised pinkies, and humorous misunderstandings, this second book in the Jo Jo Makoons series—written by Dawn Quigley and illustrated by Tara Audibert—is filled with the joy of a young Ojibwe girl discovering her very own special shine from the inside out.


Healer of the Water Monster By Brian Young Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062990419
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Published: Heartdrum - May 3rd, 2022

American Indian Youth Literature Award Winner: Best Middle Grade Book! Brian Young’s powerful debut novel tells of a seemingly ordinary Navajo boy who must save the life of a Water Monster—and comes to realize he’s a hero at heart.


Indian Shoes By Cynthia L. Smith, MaryBeth Timothy (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780064421485
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Published: Heartdrum - February 9th, 2021

The beloved chapter book by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith about the love and adventures shared by a Cherokee-Seminole boy and his Grampa now has brand-new illustrations! A perfect pick for new readers.


The Sea in Winter By Christine Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062872050
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Published: Heartdrum - January 4th, 2022

American Indian Youth Literature Award: Middle Grade Honor Book! In this evocative and heartwarming novel for readers who loved The Thing About Jellyfish, the author of I Can Make This Promise tells the story of a Native American girl struggling to find her joy again.


Indian No More By Charlene Willing McManis, Traci Sorell Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148396
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Published: Tu Books - September 24th, 2019

Notable Children's Book, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Editors' Choices for Books for Youth, Booklist
Notable Books for a Global Society, International Literacy Association (ILA)
Amelia Bloomer Project - Feminist Task Force, American Library Association (ALA)


Fatty Legs By Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Liz Amini-Holmes (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781554512461
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Published: Annick Press - September 1st, 2010

Eight-year-old Margaret Pokiak has set her sights on learning to read, even though it means leaving her village in the high Arctic. Faced with unceasing pressure, her father finally agrees to let her make the five-day journey to attend school, but he warns Margaret of the terrors of residential schools.


Waa'aka': The Bird Who Fell in Love with the Sun By Cindi Alvitre, Carly Lake (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cindi Alvitre, Carly Lake (Illustrator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781597145091
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Published: Heyday Books - September 1st, 2020

A dazzling, own-voice Native Californian creation story


The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas By Maria Garcia Esperon, Amanda Mijangos (Illustrator), David Bowles (Translated by) Cover Image
By Maria Garcia Esperon, Amanda Mijangos (Illustrator), David Bowles (Translated by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781646141517
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Published: Levine Querido - June 14th, 2022

Batchelder Award Honor Book
School Library Journal Best of the Year
Kirkus Best of the Year
Booklist Editors' Choice
Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids
Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best
ABC Group Best Books for Young Readers


"Hypnotizing...Provocative...Disarming"—The New York Times


Be a Good Ancestor By Leona Prince, Gabrielle Prince, Carla Joseph (Illustrator) Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781459831407
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 17th, 2022

Rooted in Indigenous teachings, this stunning picture book encourages readers of all ages to consider the ways in which they live in connection to the world around them and to think deeply about their behaviors.


Berry Song By Michaela Goade Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316494175
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 19th, 2022

An Indie Bestseller!

Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade's first self-authored picture book is a gorgeous celebration of the land she knows well and the powerful wisdom of elders.


On an island at the edge of a wide, wild sea, a girl and her grandmother gather gifts from the earth.


We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623541927
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Published: Charlesbridge - April 20th, 2021

A 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Book
A 2022 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here!


Sweetest Kulu (English) By Celina Kalluk, Alexandria Neonakis (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781772271119
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Published: Inhabit Media - April 6th, 2016

"Dream a little, Kulu, this world now sings a most beautiful song of you."

This beautiful bedtime poem, written by acclaimed Inuit throat singer Celina Kalluk, describes the gifts given to a newborn baby by all the animals of the Arctic.


The Second Chance of Benjamin Waterfalls By James Bird Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250811561
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 19th, 2022

A middle-grade novel by James Bird about a boy sent to his Ojibwe family to straighten out his life.


Talking Leaves By Joseph Bruchac Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142422984
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Published: Puffin Books - August 1st, 2017

A work of historical fiction about Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee alphabet, from the acclaimed author of Code Talker 


The Warriors By Joseph Bruchac Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781581960228
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - August 1st, 2004

When twelve-year-old Jake Forrest's mother gets a job in a new city, everything changes. He has to move away from the Iroquois reservation he's lived on his entire life--away from his aunt and uncle, and away from the friends he plays lacrosse with.


Powwow Day By Traci Sorell, Madelyn Goodnight (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Madelyn Goodnight (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580899482
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 8th, 2022

In this uplifting, contemporary Native American story, River is recovering from illness and can't dance at the powwow this year. Will she ever dance again?


We Are Water Protectors By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal
#1 New York Times Bestseller

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption
a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.


Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes By Wab Kinew, Joe Morse (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Wab Kinew, Joe Morse (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735262928
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Published: Tundra Books - September 11th, 2018

"We are a people who matter." Inspired by President Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing, Go Show the World is a tribute to historic and modern-day Indigenous heroes, featuring important figures such as Tecumseh, Sacagawea and former NASA astronaut John Herrington.


Rick Riordan Presents Race to the Sun By Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368024662
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 14th, 2020

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents critically acclaimed indigenous fantasy writer Rebecca Roanhorse's thrilling adventure about a Navajo girl who discovers she's a monsterslayer.


Rick Riordan Presents Race to the Sun By Rebecca Roanhorse Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368024822
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - January 5th, 2021

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Indigenous fantasy writer Rebecca Roanhorse's thrilling adventure about a Navajo girl who discovers she's a monsterslayer.

*"Fans of Hugo and Nebula winner Roanhorse will appreciate her fast-paced prose, page-turning chapter endings, and most of all, strong female protagonist."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


First Laugh--Welcome, Baby! By Rose Ann Tahe, Nancy Bo Flood, Jonathan Nelson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580897945
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Published: Charlesbridge - August 14th, 2018

In Navajo families, the first person to make a new baby laugh hosts the child's First Laugh Ceremony. Who will earn the honor in this story?


The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales (Folktales of the World) By James Bruchac (Retold by), Joseph Bruchac (Retold by), Stefano Vitale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By James Bruchac (Retold by), Joseph Bruchac (Retold by), Stefano Vitale (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781402732638
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Published: Union Square Kids - November 1st, 2008

Welcome the second book in the Folktales of the World series Engaging, inspirational, and above all entertaining, these legends come from Native American peoples across the U.S. Richly illustrated with original art, they capture a wide range of belief systems and wisdom from the Cherokee, Cheyenne, Hopi, Lenape, Maidu, Seminole, Seneca, and other tribes.


Encounter By Brittany Luby, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Brittany Luby, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316449182
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

A powerful imagining by two Native creators of a first encounter between two very different people that celebrates our ability to acknowledge difference and find common ground--with art by New York Times bestselling illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade

Based on the real journal kept by French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1534, Encounter imagines a f


The Brave By James Bird Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250247759
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - June 30th, 2020

Perfect for fans of Rain Reign, this middle-grade novel The Brave is about a boy with an OCD issue and his move to a reservation to live with his biological mother.


Ispík Kákí Péyakoyak/When We Were Alone By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator), Alderick Leask (Translator) Cover Image
By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator), Alderick Leask (Translator)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781553799054
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Published: Highwater Press - September 29th, 2020

A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As she asks questions, her grandmother shares her experiences in a residential school, when all of these things were taken away.


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Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story By Kevin Noble Maillard, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626727465
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal
A 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Winner

“A wonderful and sweet book . . . Lovely stuff.” —The New York Times Book Review


Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250766564
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 16th, 2021

A PRINTZ MEDAL WINNER!
A MORRIS AWARD WINNER!
AN AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH LITERATURE AWARD YA HONOR BOOK!

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

Soon to be adapted at Netflix for TV with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground.


Bowwow Powwow By Brenda J. Child, Jonathan Thunder (Illustrator), Gordon Jourdain (Translator) Cover Image
By Brenda J. Child, Jonathan Thunder (Illustrator), Gordon Jourdain (Translator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681340777
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Published: Minnesota Historical Society Press - May 1st, 2018

Windy Girl is blessed with a vivid imagination. From Uncle she gathers stories of long-ago traditions, about dances and sharing and gratitude. Windy can tell such stories herself-about her dog, Itchy Boy, and the way he dances to request a treat and how he wriggles with joy in response to, well, just about everything.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian By Sherman Alexie Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.


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Me (Moth) By Amber McBride Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250780362
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 17th, 2021

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE

A debut YA novel-in-verse by Amber McBride, Me (Moth) is about a teen girl who is grieving the deaths of her family, and a teen boy who crosses her path.


Moth has lost her family in an accident. Though she lives with her aunt, she feels alone and uprooted.


When We Were Alone By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781553796732
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Published: Highwater Press - December 1st, 2016

A young girl notices things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long, braided hair and beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak Cree and spend so much time with her family? As she asks questions, her grandmother shares her experiences in a residential school, when all of these things were taken away.


My Heart Fills with Happiness By Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781459809574
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 1st, 2016

★ A quiet loveliness, sense of gratitude, and--yes--happiness emanate from this tender celebration of simple pleasures.--Publishers Weekly, starred review


An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #2) By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807049396
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Published: Beacon Press - July 23rd, 2019

2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book

2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council


Rez Dogs By Joseph Bruchac Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593326213
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Published: Dial Books - June 8th, 2021

****Four starred reviews!****
 
From the U.S.'s foremost Indigenous children's author comes a middle grade verse novel set during the COVID-19 pandemic, about a Wabanaki girl's quarantine on her grandparents' reservation and the local dog that becomes her best friend


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How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story By Tim Tingle Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781937054557
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Published: Roadrunner Press - September 8th, 2015

A Choctaw boy tells the story of his tribe's removal from the only land his people had ever known, and how their journey to Oklahoma led him to become a ghost--one with the ability to help those he left behind.


Little You By Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459802483
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - April 1st, 2013

You are life and breath adored. You are us and so much more...


Elatsoe By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

Locus Award Winner—Best First Novel

A National Indie Bestseller

Nebula Award Finalist

Lodestar Award Finalist

Ignyte Award Finalist

TIME's Best 100 Fantasy Books of All Time

NPR Best of the Year

Booklist's Top 10 First Novels for Youth

A BookPage Best of the Year

Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best"


The First Blade of Sweetgrass By Suzanne Greenlaw, Gabriel Frey, Nancy Baker (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780884487609
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - August 10th, 2021

Selected for the Notable Social Studies 2022 List

Named to ALA Notable Children's Books 2022

In this Own Voices Native American picture book story, a modern Wabanaki girl is excited to accompany her grandmother for the first time to harvest sweetgrass for basket making.


The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book One By David A. Robertson Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780735266124
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Published: Puffin Canada - August 31st, 2021

Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle-grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson.


Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team By Steve Sheinkin Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781250294470
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Published: Square Fish - January 15th, 2019

A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story for middle grade readers about how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team, from New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Award recipient Steve Sheinkin.


Sharice’s Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman By Sharice Davids, Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley (Illustrator), Nancy K. Mays Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062979667
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Published: HarperCollins - June 1st, 2021

This acclaimed picture book autobiography tells the triumphant story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas.


We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623541927
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Published: Charlesbridge - April 20th, 2021

A 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Book
A 2022 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here!


Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition By Anton Treuer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140459
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Published: Levine Querido - April 6th, 2021

From the acclaimed Ojibwe author and professor Anton Treuer comes an essential book of questions and answers for Native and non-Native young readers alike.


Prairie Lotus By Linda Sue Park Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781328781505
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Published: Clarion Books - March 3rd, 2020

Prairie Lotus is a powerful, touching, multilayered novel about a girl determined to fit in and realize her dreams: getting an education, becoming a dressmaker in her father’s shop, and making at least one friend.


I Can Make This Promise By Christine Day Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062871992
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Published: Quill Tree Books - October 1st, 2019

In her debut middle grade novel—inspired by her family’s history—Christine Day tells the story of a girl who uncovers her family’s secrets—and finds her own Native American identity.


Living Ghosts and Mischievous Monsters: Chilling American Indian Stories By Dan SaSuWeh Jones, Weshoyot Alvitre (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338681604
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Published: Scholastic Nonfiction - September 7th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! A shiver-inducing collection of short stories to read under the covers, from a breadth of American Indian nations.

Dark figures in the night. An owl's cry on the wind.


Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua By Gloria Amescua, Duncan Tonatiuh (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gloria Amescua, Duncan Tonatiuh (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419740206
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 17th, 2021

Award-winning illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings to life debut author Gloria Amescua's lyrical biography of an indigenous Nahua woman from Mexico who taught and preserved her people's culture through modeling for famous artists

A 2022 Pura Belpré Award Author Honor Book


She was Luz Jiménez,
child of the flower-song people,


Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two By Joseph Bruchac Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780142405963
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Published: Speak - July 6th, 2006

"Readers who choose the book for the attraction of Navajo code talking and the heat of battle will come away with more than they ever expected to find."—Booklist, starred review


When We Are Kind By Monique Gray Smith, Nicole Neidhardt (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781459825222
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 13th, 2020

Notably centering Indigenous families and characters of color in personal and communal activities--and encouraging readers to evaluate their actions toward others."--Publishers Weekly


The Case of Windy Lake By Michael Hutchinson Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781772600858
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Published: Second Story Press - March 18th, 2019

Sam, Otter, Atim, and Chickadee are four inseparable cousins growing up on the Windy Lake First Nation. Nicknamed the Mighty Muskrats for their habit of laughing, fighting, and exploring together, the cousins find that each new adventure adds to their reputation. When a visiting archeologist goes missing, the cousins decide to solve the mystery of his disappearance.


At the Mountain's Base By Traci Sorell, Weshoyot Alvitre (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Weshoyot Alvitre (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735230606
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Published: Kokila - September 17th, 2019

A family, separated by duty and distance, waits for a loved one to return home in this lyrical picture book celebrating the bonds of a Cherokee family and the bravery of history-making women pilots.


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The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes By Duncan Tonatiuh Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419721304
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 20th, 2016

Award-winning creator Duncan Tonatiuh brings a cherished Mexican legend to life
A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Book!
 
Izta was the most beautiful princess in the land, and suitors traveled from far and wide to woo her.


We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781580897723
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Published: Charlesbridge - September 4th, 2018

2019 Sibert Honor Book
2019 Orbis Pictus Honor Book
NPR's Guide To 2018’s Great Reads
2018 Book Launch Award (SCBWI)
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018
School Library Journal Best Books of 2018

2018 JLG selection
2019 Reading the West Picture Book Award


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Sisters of the Neversea By Cynthia L. Smith Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869975
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Published: Heartdrum - June 1st, 2021

Five starred reviews! In this beautifully reimagined story by NSK Neustadt Laureate and New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek), Native American Lily and English Wendy embark on a high-flying journey of magic, adventure, and courage to a fairy-tale island known as Neverland…


Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids By Cynthia L. Smith Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062869944
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Published: Heartdrum - February 9th, 2021

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Native families from Nations across the continent gather at the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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On the Trapline By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David A. Robertson, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780735266681
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Published: Tundra Books - May 4th, 2021

A picture book celebrating Indigenous culture and traditions. The Governor General Award--winning team behind When We Were Alone shares a story that honors our connections to our past and our grandfathers and fathers.


You Hold Me Up By Monique Gray Smith, Danielle Daniel (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781459814479
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 31st, 2017

Encourage children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their everyday actions.


A is for Acorn: A California Indian ABC By Analisa Tripp, Lyn Risling (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Analisa Tripp, Lyn Risling (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781597143165
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Published: Heyday Books - October 1st, 2015

This alphabet board book welcomes youngsters of all cultures into the abundant world of Native California. Beautiful illustrations of animals, plants, and cultural objects show off the spectacular diversity of California's indigenous cultures and environments.