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.
Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .
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
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."
$14.99ISBN: 9780525428534Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.
$16.99ISBN: 9781368024662Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Rick Riordan Presents - January 14th, 2020Best-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.$12.99ISBN: 9781250294470Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$6.99ISBN: 9781595722744Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780735230606Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.00ISBN: 9781597145091Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Heyday Books - September 1st, 2020
A dazzling, own-voice Native Californian creation story$16.99ISBN: 9781250247759Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.95ISBN: 9781681340777Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$15.95ISBN: 9781543504064Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$16.99ISBN: 9780062871992Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$10.95ISBN: 9781772600858Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$18.95ISBN: 9781620148396Availability: Backordered - On Order with Publisher - May Be Available to OrderPublished: 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.$9.95ISBN: 9781773212951Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Annick Press - September 10th, 2019
Ghosts aren't meant to stick around forever...
Shelly and her grandmother catch ghosts. In their hair.$17.99ISBN: 9781484747186Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780735266100Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$8.99ISBN: 9781536213133Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$9.95ISBN: 9781459809574Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$9.95ISBN: 9781600606564Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$14.95ISBN: 9781773213286Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Annick Press - November 12th, 2019
"There is no death. Only a change of worlds."
--Chief Seattle Seatlh], Suquamish Chief$15.99ISBN: 9780316013697Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.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.$18.99ISBN: 9780316013727Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$6.99ISBN: 9780786814541Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$8.95ISBN: 9781937054557Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$7.99ISBN: 9780735231788Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.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?$6.99ISBN: 9780064410298Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$18.99ISBN: 9781338255812Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - March 3rd, 2020This 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.
$7.99ISBN: 9780152060442Availability: Backordered - On Order with Publisher - May Be Available to OrderPublished: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2007In 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.$17.99ISBN: 9780735262928Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.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.$6.99ISBN: 9780064410304Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.
$16.99ISBN: 9781580897945Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.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?$19.95ISBN: 9781419712203Availability: Backordered - On Order with Publisher - May Be Available to OrderPublished: Harry N. Abrams - September 8th, 2015$7.99ISBN: 9780140564099Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$18.99ISBN: 9780316449182Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019A 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.
$7.99ISBN: 9780735228870Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$24.99ISBN: 9781426334535Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: National Geographic Kids - October 29th, 2019$18.95ISBN: 9780807049396Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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
$12.95ISBN: 9781554519576Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$14.95ISBN: 9781588346193Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.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.$17.99ISBN: 9781580897723Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$10.95ISBN: 9781880000540Availability: Backordered - On Order with Publisher - May Be Available to OrderPublished: 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.$5.99ISBN: 9780448426754Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$9.99ISBN: 9781541578371Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$8.99ISBN: 9780142405963Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$16.99ISBN: 9780807500071Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Albert Whitman & Company - April 3rd, 2018As 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.$14.95ISBN: 9781402732638Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.95ISBN: 9781941026762Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$16.00ISBN: 9780525436140Availability: Usually Ships in 3-7 Days - Not in stock but can be ordered.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