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Sacagawea

by Flora Warren Seymour & Robert Doremus Aladdin (December 30, 2014)

Learn about the childhood of Sacagawea, one of the first female all-stars in American history--and honored in US currency on the dollar coin.

Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman who accompanied the Lewis and...


The Indian How Book

by Arthur C. Parker Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

Enhanced by 51 illustrations, this eye-opening work tells how Native Americans made fire, teepees, canoes, war bonnets, fishhooks, arrowheads, wampum, plus how they courted, treated women, bathed, cut their...


The Year of Miss Agnes

by Kirkpatrick Hill Margaret K. McElderry Books (August 26, 2008)

A year they'll never forget

Ten-year-old Frederika (Fred for short) doesn't have much faith that the new teacher in town will last very long. After all, they never do. Most teachers who come to their one-room...


Lone Wolves

by John Smelcer Leapfrog Press (September 23, 2013)

A half-Indian with an outcast wolf as lead dog, Deneena attempts the Great Race to prove herself and her heritage.


The Chief

by Robert Lipsyte HarperTeen (April 06, 2010)

A fight for his people.

Sonny Bear, the Tomahawk Kid, has a championship left hook. But his boxing career's going nowhere, and he's ready to hang it up.

Then his manager, tough ex-cop Alfred Brooks, and his "writer,"...


The Brave

by James Bird Feiwel & Friends (June 29, 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.

Collin can't help himself--he has a unique...


We Are Water Protectors

by Carole Lindstrom & Michaela Goade Roaring Brook Press (March 16, 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 corruption--a bold and lyrical picture book...


Fry Bread

by Kevin Noble Maillard & Juana Martinez-Neal Roaring Brook Press (October 21, 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...


I Can Make This Promise

by Christine Day & Kyla Garcia Quill Tree Books (October 01, 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.

All her life, Edie has...


Small Wolf

by Nathaniel Benchley & uncredited HarperCollins (August 26, 2008)

When Small Wolf encounters settlers on the Island of Hills, now known as Manhattan, he learns that their ideas about owning land are much different from his. As timely as when it was first published in 1972,...


Indian Captive

by Lois Lenski & Tavia Gilbert Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2013)

Twelve-year-old Mary Jemison took for granted her peaceful days on herfamily's farm in eastern Pennsylvania. But on a spring day in 1758,something happened that changed her life forever.

When a band of warriors...


Paddle-to-the-Sea

by Holling Clancy Holling & Terry Bregy Blackstone Publishing (April 30, 2010)

A young Indian boy from Nipigon country in the Canadian wilderness carves a twelve-inch canoe with a kneeling Indian figure and frees it to undertake a journey to the Atlantic Ocean in his place. He must stay...


Blood on the River

by Elisa Carbone & Bryan Kennedy Blackstone Publishing (September 01, 2010)

Twelve-year-old Samuel Collier narrates his experiences from a street person and orphan in London with a limited future to becoming Captain John Smith's page heading to the New World. He describes the turbulent...


Eagle Song

by Joseph Bruchac Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2011)

Danny Bigtree's family has moved to a new city, and no matter how hard he tries, Danny can't seem to fit in. He's homesick for the Mohawk reservation where he used to live, and the kids in his class call him...


Saturnalia

Morning Girl

by Michael Dorris, Riley Duggan, Eliza Duggan & Terry Bregy Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2011)

Through the alternating voices oftwelve-year-old Morning Girl and her younger brother Star Boy, we step into theextraordinarily rich lives of an indigenous family on a Bahamian Island in 1492--justas their paradise...


Thunder Boy Jr.

by Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales & David Alexie Little, Brown Young Readers (May 10, 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...


In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse

by Joseph Marshall & Jim Yellowhawk Amulet Books (November 09, 2015)

Jimmy McClean is a Lakota boy—though you wouldn’t guess it by his name: his father is part white and part Lakota, and his mother is Lakota. When he embarks on a journey with his grandfather, Nyles High Eagle,...


Hiawatha and the Peacemaker

by Robbie Robertson & David Shannon Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 07, 2015)

Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Iroquois oral tradition. Now he shares the same gift of...


I Can Make This Promise

by Christine Day Quill Tree Books (October 01, 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.

All her life,...


Little Bear's Trial

by Roger Bone & Veronica Castle Crimson Cloak Publishing (December 31, 2017)

A Native American child must make a journey alone for his coming-of-age trial. Journey with him as he learns great values like wisdom, strength, and compassion in this wonderful tale.

Little Bear's father asks...


Many Hands

by Heather Austin & Angeli Perrow Down East Books (May 01, 2010)

Why does everyone keep telling Lily that many hands make the basket? Didn't she make the basket with her very own hands? It is the most beautiful basket of her 10-year-old life and no one will give her the credit...


Paintbrushes and Arrows

by M. C. Finotti Pineapple Press (October 01, 2016)

In 1875, Ahkah, a 9-year-old Comanche girl, is the only child in a group of 72 Plains Indians brought to the Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine for "re-education." Callie Crump, a 14-year-old who has never...


The Heart-Shattering Facts about the Trail of Tears - US History Non Fiction 4th Grade | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

By reading this book, you will gain the historical knowledge behind the Trail of Tears. You will be met with heart-shattering facts so be prepared. The purpose of this book is not dishearten you but to empower...


Maria Tallchief : The First Native American Ballerina - Biography of Famous People | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

How did a Native American woman become a famous ballerina? What struggles did she win in order to claim her title in the world of ballet? How did the world receive her? Read about the story of Maria Tallchief...


What Happened Before, During and After the Battle of the Little Bighorn? - US History Lessons 4th Grade | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Let’s examine what life was like before, during and after the Battle of Little Bighorn. What were the differences in terms of customs and traditions? Was life easier or more difficult during each of these...


Into An Indian Tent : Native American Indian Homes - US History Books | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Have you ever been inside an Indian tent? It’s not your traditional home with defined divisions. It lacks architectural depth but it is rich with customs, traditions and history. By learning how the Native...


Was Pocahontas Real? Biography Books for Kids 9-12 | Children's Biography Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

You’ve seen Pocahontas in movies but have you heard her true story? Yes, Pocahontas was real! She was a real, living, and breathing girl, and she did wonderful things. This biography book will detail her life...


Getting to Know the Native American Indian Tribes - US History for Kids | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

There are several Native American tribes introduced in this US history book for kids. By going over the facts of the most influential tribes, you will see subtle similarities and differences. You will also be...


Are Indian Reservations Part of the US? US History Lessons 4th Grade | Children's American History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Here lies the big question on territory that once plagued the Native American Indians. Are their reservations part of the US? Let’s explore the answer in this history book for fourth graders. An additional...


Hunted Like a Wolf

by Milton Meltzer Pineapple Press (September 20, 2012)

A landmark work on one of the most important but least-written-about Indian wars, Hunted Like a Wolf chronicles the Second Seminole War. From 1835 to 1842, Washington, D.C., waged a violent war upon the Seminoles...


Stealing Indians

by John Smelcer Leapfrog Press (July 18, 2016)

"A poignant story of colonization and assimilation, something I know a little bit about. A masterpiece."—Chinua Achebe

"One of our most brilliant writers tells a harsh truth about American history."—Roxanne...


Early American Indian Tribes | 2nd Grade U.S. History Vol 4

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

One little two, little three American Indians! You will be learning more than just counting little Indians the moment you open this educational book. You will be learning about their culture, tradition, history...


The War Canoe

by Jamie S. Bryson Alaska Northwest Books (February 29, 2012)

17 year-old Mickey Church, a Tlingit Indian didn't see anything special about his hometown. Perched on an island in Southeast Alaska, the small town of Wrangell was shabby, wet, and isolated. Mickey spent his...


Paint

by Jennifer Dance Dundurn (January 19, 2015)

Paint is the story of a black-and-white mustang. Her life takes us through the history of the development of the Great Plains; the near extinction of the buffalo; the plight of the Plains Indians whose lives...


Charlie and the Blanket Toss

by Tricia Brown & Sarah Martinsen Alaska Northwest Books (September 15, 2014)

Charlie loves to watch his relatives and friends get thrown high in the air during the traditional Inupiat blanket toss. But secretly, he's afraid to try it himself. At the Whaling Festival, he's ready to step...


Eating the Plates

by Lucille Recht Penner Aladdin (September 09, 2008)

Penner's Pilgrims are heroes, and deservedly so. She takes the story of their crossing on the Mayflower and establishment of Plymouth Colony, and fleshes it out with all the distasteful, even disgusting, details...


Salt

by Helen Frost Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (June 20, 2016)

Anikwa and James, twelve years old in 1812, spend their days fishing, trapping, and exploring together in the forests of the Indiana Territory. To Anikwa and his family, members of the Miami tribe, this land...


Last Child

by Michael Spooner Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 30, 2005)

A mixed-race girl must grow up quickly when danger threatens her world

Rosalie's biggest problem used to be her own divided feelings. The constant tug-of-war between her white half and her Native American half...


Mary Jemison: Native American Captive

by E. F. Abbott Feiwel & Friends (February 15, 2016)

What happens when everything you know is suddenly ripped away? This is the fate of Mary Jemison, a fifteen-year-old frontier girl living in Pennsylvania in 1758. How does Mary find the will to carry on?

During...


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2007

by Sherman Alexie Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (January 10, 2012)

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...


Little Big Toe

by Wesley Tallant Crimson Cloak Publishing (May 11, 2016)

Little Big Toe’s small body holds a big heart: he is always helping others. One day he is asked to perform a very special duty: one which will fulfill his destiny and safeguard all his people from harm.


Kokopelli's Flute

by Will Hobbs Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 08, 2008)

THE MAGIC HAD ALWAYS BEEN THERE.

Tep Jones has always felt the magic of Picture House, an Anasazi cliff dwelling near the seed farm where he lives with his parents. But he could never have imagined what would...


The Sacrifice

by Diane Matcheck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 14, 2016)

An Apsaalooka (Crow) Indian girl has lived her life as a despised loner, overshadowed by her dead twin brother, who, it was prophesied at their birth, would become a "Great One" among his people. One night,...


Jim & Me

by Dan Gutman HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

He was the world's greatest athlete, and a hero—until his medals were taken away.

Stosh is shocked when his enemy, Bobby Fuller, begs him for a favor. He wants Stosh to take him back in time to meet Native...


The Return of Skeleton Man

by Joseph Bruchac & Sally Wern Comport HarperCollins (April 21, 2009)

In this sequel to the middle grade modern horror classic Skeleton Man, Joseph Bruchac revisits his most terrifying villain yet. "Will surely keep readers turning pages," proclaimed Publishers Weekly.

Molly thought...


Bearwalker

by Joseph Bruchac & Sally Wern Comport HarperCollins (February 17, 2009)

From Joseph Bruchac, the author of the award-winning middle-grade thrillfest Skeleton Man, comes another creepy tale inspired by the folklore of indigenous Americans.

Baron has always been fascinated by bears—their...


The Indian School

by Gloria Whelan & Gabriela Dellosso HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

A critically acclaimed historical novel by the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Homeless Bird.

When shy ten-year-old Lucy comes to live with her aunt and uncle at their mission school, she's surprised...


Aleutian Sparrow

by Karen Hesse & Evon Zerbetz Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 11, 2010)

In June 1942, seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands. For nine thousand years the Aleut people had lived and thrived on these treeless, windswept lands....


The Itchy Little Musk Ox

by Tricia Brown & Debra Dubac Alaska Northwest Books (August 01, 2015)

Ever had an itch you couldn't scratch? If you're like this itchy little musk ox, that unreachable itchy spot is all you can think about. Impatient and disgusted with his "good-for-nothing" horns, the itchy little...