November is National Native American Heritage Month

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

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 corruptiona bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.

Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .


Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story 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


Apple: (Skin to the Core) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140138
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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020

How about a book that makes you barge into your boss's office to read a page of poetry from? That you dream of? That every movie, song, book, moment that follows continues to evoke in some way?

The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside."


I am Sacagawea (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780525428534
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Published: Dial Books - October 3rd, 2017

Sacagawea, the only Native American included in Lewis and Clark’s historic expedition, joins the inspiring list of heroes whose stories are told in this New York Times Bestselling biography series.
 


Race to the Sun 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.


Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Cover Image
$12.99
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.


Cradle Me Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781595722744
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Published: Star Bright Books - April 15th, 2012

The rich Native American tradition of carrying babies safely, comfortably and close to their mothers in cradle boards endures to this day. As shown in this photo-filled book, each cradle board is personalized and they differ from tribe to tribe, not only in style but also in the material used.


At the Mountain's Base 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.


Waa'aka': The Bird Who Fell in Love with the Sun Cover Image
By Cindi Alvitre, Carly Lake (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781597145091
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Published: Heyday Books - September 1st, 2020

A dazzling, own-voice Native Californian creation story


The Brave 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.


Bowwow Powwow 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.


Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) Cover Image
By Art Coulson, Nick Hardcastle (Illustrator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781543504064
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Published: Capstone Editions - August 1st, 2018

In the autumn of 1912, the football team from Carlisle Indian Industrial School took the field at the U.S. Military Academy, home to the bigger, stronger, and better-equipped West Points Cadets. Sportswriters billed the game as a sort of rematch, pitting against each other the descendants of U.S. soldiers and American Indians who fought on the battlefield only 20 years earlier.


I Can Make This Promise 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.


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

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


Indian No More Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781620148396
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Published: Tu Books - September 24th, 2019

When Regina's Umpqua tribe is legally terminated and her family must relocate from Oregon to Los Angeles, she goes on a quest to understand her identity as an Indian despite being so far from home.

Regina Petit's family has always been Umpqua, and living on the Grand Ronde Tribe's reservation is all ten-year-old Regina has ever known.


The Ghost Collector Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781773212951
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Published: Annick Press - September 10th, 2019

Ghosts aren't meant to stick around forever...

Shelly and her grandmother catch ghosts. In their hair.


Wilma's Way Home: The Life of Wilma Mankiller (A Big Words Book) Cover Image
By Doreen Rappaport, Linda Kukuk (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781484747186
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 12th, 2019

As a child in Oklahoma, Wilma Mankiller experienced the Cherokee practice of Gadugi, helping each other, even when times were hard for everyone. But in 1956, the federal government uprooted her family and moved them to California, wrenching them from their home, friends, and traditions.


The Barren Grounds: The Misewa Saga, Book 1 Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735266100
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Published: Puffin Canada - September 8th, 2020

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


Hearts Unbroken Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536213133
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

Winner of an American Indian Youth Literature Award

New York Times
best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school — and first love.


My Heart Fills with Happiness Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781459809574
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 1st, 2016

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love. What fills your heart with happiness? This beautiful board book, with illustrations from celebrated artist Julie Flett, serves as a reminder for little ones and adults alike to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.


George Crum and the Saratoga Chip Cover Image
By Gaylia Taylor, Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781600606564
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Published: Lee & Low Books - April 1st, 2006

An account of the life and career of George Crum, a biracial chef who is credited with the invention of the potato chip at a Saratoga Springs, New York, restaurant in 1853. Based on historical records.


What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781773213286
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Published: Annick Press - November 12th, 2019

"There is no death. Only a change of worlds."
--Chief Seattle Seatlh], Suquamish Chief


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$15.99
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.


Thunder Boy Jr. Cover Image
By Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316013727
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016

From New York Times bestselling author Sherman Alexie and Caldecott Honor winning Yuyi Morales comes a striking and beautifully illustrated picture book celebrating the special relationship between father and son.


The Birchbark House Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780786814541
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - June 3rd, 2002

"[In this] story of a young Ojibwa girl, Omakayas, living on an island in Lake Superior around 1847, Louise Erdrich is reversing the narrative perspective used in most children's stories about nineteenth-century Native Americans. Instead of looking out at 'them' as dangers or curiosities, Erdrich, drawing on her family's history, wants to tell about 'us', from the inside.


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How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story 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.


Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (The Unicorn Rescue Society #3) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735231788
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Published: Puffin Books - January 14th, 2020

Among the towering fir trees of the Pacific Northwest, a famously elusive creature is in serious trouble.

INCLUDES AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS STORY about the medieval Secret Order of the Unicorn!

All Elliot wants is a nice, normal day at school. All Uchenna wants is an adventure. Guess whose wish comes true?


The Game of Silence (Birchbark House #2) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064410298
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Published: HarperCollins - June 13th, 2006

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction, The Game of Silence is the second novel in the critically acclaimed Birchbark House series by New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling.


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Show Me a Sign Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338255812
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Published: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020

This piercing exploration of ableism and racism answers the call to dig deep, examine core beliefs, and question what is considered normal. Perfect for summer reading, distance learning, and schools, peer, and family book groups.


Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving Cover Image
By Joseph Bruchac, Greg Shed (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152060442
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2007

In 1620 an English ship called the Mayflower landed on the shores inhabited by the Pokanoket, and it was Squanto who welcomed the newcomers and taught them how to survive. When a good harvest was gathered, the people feasted together--a tradition that continues almost four hundred years later.


Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes 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.


The Porcupine Year (Birchbark House #3) Cover Image
By Louise Erdrich, Louise Erdrich (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780064410304
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Published: HarperCollins - September 14th, 2010

The third novel in the critically acclaimed Birchbark House series by New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.


First Laugh--Welcome, Baby! Cover Image
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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?


Hiawatha and the Peacemaker Cover Image
By David Shannon (Illustrator), Robbie Robertson
$19.95
ISBN: 9781419712203
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 8th, 2015

The First Strawberries Cover Image
By Joseph Bruchac (Retold by), Anna Vojtech (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140564099
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Published: Puffin Books - June 1st, 1998

From an award-winning Native American storyteller comes this captivating re-telling of a Cherokee legend, which explains how strawberries came to be.

Long ago, the first man and woman quarrelled. The woman left in anger, but the Sun sent tempting berries to Earth to slow the wife's retreat. Luminous paintings perfectly complement this simple, lyrical text. 


Encounter 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.


Two Roads Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735228870
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Published: Puffin Books - August 27th, 2019

A boy discovers his Native American heritage in this Depression-era tale of identity and friendship by the author of Code Talker


National Geographic Kids Encyclopedia of American Indian History and Culture: Stories, Timelines, Maps, and More Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781426334535
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Published: National Geographic Kids - October 29th, 2019

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #2) 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


#notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women Cover Image
By Charleyboy (Editor), Leatherdale (Editor)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781554519576
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Published: Annick Press - September 12th, 2017

Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman.


Do All Indians Live in Tipis? Second Edition: Questions and Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian Cover Image
By NMAI, Kevin Gover (Foreword by), Wilma Mankiller (Introduction by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781588346193
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Published: Smithsonian Books - April 10th, 2018

How much do you really know about totem poles, tipis, and Tonto? There are hundreds of Native tribes in the Americas, and there may be thousands of misconceptions about Native customs, culture, and history. In this illustrated guide, experts from Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian debunk common myths and answer frequently asked questions about Native Americans past and present.


We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga 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


Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message (Reading Rainbow Books) Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9781880000540
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Published: Lee & Low Books - September 1st, 1995

A traditional Iroquois celebration of the beauty and spirit of Mother Earth, as told by a contemporary Mohawk chief.


Who Was Maria Tallchief? (Who Was?) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780448426754
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 22nd, 2002

Born in 1925, Maria Tallchief spent part of her childhood on an Osage reservation in Oklahoma. With the support of her family and world-renowned choreographer George Balanchine, she rose to the top of her art form to become America's first prima ballerina. Black-and-white illustrations provide visual sidebars to the history of ballet while taking readers through the life of this amazing dancer.


A Boy Named Beckoning: The True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero Cover Image
By Gina Capaldi, Gina Capaldi (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781541578371
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - August 6th, 2019

This story reveals the remarkable life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, or Beckoning, who was kidnapped from his Yavapai tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted by an Italian photographer in 1871 and renamed Carlos Montezuma, the young boy traveled throughout the Old West, bearing witness to the prejudice against and poor treatment of Native Americans.


Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two Cover Image
$8.99
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


Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story Cover Image
By Joseph Bruchac, Liz Amini-Holmes (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780807500071
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - April 3rd, 2018

As a young Navajo boy, Chester Nez had to leave the reservation and attend boarding school, where he was taught that his native language and culture were useless. But Chester refused to give up his heritage. Years later, during World War II, Chester—and other Navajo men like him—was recruited by the US Marines to use the Navajo language to create an unbreakable military code.


The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales (Folktales of the World) Cover Image
By James Bruchac (Retold by), Joseph Bruchac (Retold by), Stefano Vitale (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781402732638
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Published: Sterling - 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.


All Around Us Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781941026762
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Published: Cinco Puntos Press - October 17th, 2017

"All Around Us begs to be shared over and over."--Yuyi Morales
"A transcendent, perfectly gorgeous book."--Naomi Shihab Nye
ALSC Notable Children's Book


There There Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436140
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Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

“Powerful. . . .  a revelation.” —The New York Times 
 

“With a literary authority rare in a debut novel, it places Native American voices front and center before readers’ eyes.” —NPR/Fresh Air
 


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