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Native American Indigenous Voices

Little You
Van Camp, Richard

Staff Pick

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

Richard Van Camp, internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author of the hugely successful Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns, has partnered with award-winning illustrator Julie...

Item No. 9781459802483
My Heart Fills with Happiness
Gray Smith, Monique

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

The sun on your face. The smell of warm bannock baking in the oven. Holding the hand of someone you love....

Item No. 9781459809574
Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous
Keene, Adrienne
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

Celebrate the lives,...

Item No. 9781984857941
On the Trapline
Robertson, David A
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.

A boy and Moshom, his grandpa, take a trip together to visit a...

Item No. 9780735266681
Powwow Day
Sorell, Traci
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?

River wants so badly to dance at powwow day as she does every year. In this uplifting and contemporary picture book perfect for...

Item No. 9781580899482
Rainbow Weaver
Marshall, Linda Elovitz

Junior Library Guild Selection
Commended Lists - Américas Book Award, Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Bilingual English/Spanish. A young Mayan girl isn't allowed to use her mother's thread to weave, so with a...

Item No. 9780892393749
Rez Dogs
Bruchac, Joseph
****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

Malian loves...

Item No. 9780593326213
Sisters of the Neversea PB
Smith, Cynthia L

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...

Item No. 9780062869982
Snake Falls to Earth
Little Badger, Darcie
Newbery Honor Winner
National Indie Bestseller
National Book Award Longlist
Minneapolis Star Tribune Best of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best of the Year
Kirkus Best the Year
Apple Best of the Year
Chicago Public Library's Best of the...
Item No. 9781646140923
Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox
Daniel, Danielle

In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each...

Item No. 9781773061177
Stolen Words
Florence, Melanie
The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language - Cree - he admits that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language...
Item No. 9781772600377
Stolen Words Bilingual English/Cree Bilingual
Florence, Melanie
The dual language edition, in Plains Cree and English, of Stolen Words, the award-winning story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in Cree, he tells her that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy....
Item No. 9781772601015
Summer of Bitter and Sweet
Ferguson, Jen

In this complex and emotionally resonant novel about a Métis girl living on the Canadian prairies, debut author Jen Ferguson serves up a powerful story about rage, secrets, and all the spectrums that make up a person--and the sweetness that can still live alongside the bitterest truth...

Item No. 9780063086166
Sweetest Kulu
Kalluk, Celina

Staff Pick

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.

Lyrically and tenderly told by a mother...

Item No. 9781772271119
Sweetest Kulu HB
Kalluk, Celina
USBBY Outstanding International Book
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...

Item No. 9781772272604
Barren Grounds
Robertson, David A
Narnia meets traditional Indigenous stories of the sky and constellations in an epic middle-grade fantasy series from award-winning author David Robertson.

Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in...

Item No. 9780735266124
Birchbark House
Erdrich, Louise
[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,...
Item No. 9780786814541
The Firekeeper's Daughter
Boulley, Angeline


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.

"One of this year's most buzzed...

Item No. 9781250766564
The Girl and the Wolf
Vermette, Katherena
While picking berries with her mother, a little girl wanders too far into the woods. When she realizes she is lost, she begins to panic. A large grey wolf makes a sudden appearance between some distant trees. Using his sense of smell, he determines where she came from and decides to help her....
Item No. 9781926886541
Marrow Thieves
Dimaline, Cherie

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...

Item No. 9781770864863
The People Shall Continue
Ortiz, Simon J


Republished for its fortieth anniversary, this powerful story by renowned Acoma Pueblo poet and storyteller Simon J. Ortiz traces the history of Native/ Indigenous people of North America from the time of creation to the present.

Many, many years ago, all things...

Item No. 9780892391257
The Sea in Winter
Day, Christine

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...

Item No. 9780062872050
We All Play
Flett, Julie

A BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, New York Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Globe and Mail, Horn Book...

Item No. 9781771646079
We Are Grateful
Sorell, Traci
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...
Item No. 9781580897723
We Are Grateful (Board Book)
Sorell, Traci
The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express...

Item No. 9781623542993