Recommended Reading

Picture Books

  • Auger, Dale.  Mwakwa Talks to the Loon.  Surrey, BC: Heritage House Pub., 2006.

  • Bateson-Hill, Margaret.  Shota and the Star Quilt.  Illustrated by Christine Fowler. New York, NY: Zero to Ten Unlimited, 1998.
  • Campbell, Nicola I.  Shi-shi-etko.  Pictures by Kim LaFave. Toronto: Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press: Berkeley, CA, 2005.
  • Carpelan, Mary J.  Coyote Fights the Sun: A Shasta Indian Tale.  Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 2002
  • Cuthand, Beth.  The Little Duck = Sikihpsis.  Illustrated by Mary Longman. Penticton, B.C.: Theytus Books, 1999
  • Dawavendewa, Gerald.  The Butterfly Dance.  New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 2000.,204,203,200_.jpg
De Coteau Orie, Sandra.  Did you Hear Wind Sing your Name?: An Oneida Song of Spring.  Illustrated by Christopher Canyon. New York: Walker, 1995.,204,203,200_.jpg
Denny, Elizabeth.  Jenneli’s Dance.  Illustrated by Chris Auchter. Penticton, BC: Theytus Books, 2008.

  • Duvall, Deborah L.  Rabbit and the Well.  Paintings by Murv Jacob. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2008.
  • Erdrich, Louise.  Grandmother’s Pigeon.  Illustrated by Jim LaMarche. New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1996.
  • Harjo, Joy.  The Good Luck Cat. Illustrated by Paul Lee. San Diego, CA : Harcourt Brace, 2000
  • Himango, Deanna.  Boozhoo, Come Play with Us.  Fond du Lac Headstart Program, 2002
  • Kusugak, Michael and Vladyana Krykorka.  Hide and Sneak.  Toronto: Annick Press, 1992.
  • Kusugak, Michael and Vladyana Krykorka.  My Arctic 1,2,3.  Toronto: Annick Press: Firely Books [distributor], 1996.
  • Kusugak, Michael.  The Littlest Sled Dog.  Illustrated by Vladyana Krykorka. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2008.
  • Lacapa, Michael.  The Flute Player: an Apache Folktale.  Flagstaff, Ariz.: Northland Pub, 1990.
  • Medicine Crow, Joseph.  Brave Wolf and the Thunderbird.  Illustrated by Linda R. Martin. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of the American Indian; New York: Abbeville Press, c1998.
  • Messinger, Carla and Susan Katz.  When the Shadbush Blooms.  Illustrated by David Kanietakeron Fadden. Berkeley, Calif.: Tricycle Press, 2007.
  • Nelson, S. D.  Gift Horse: A Lakota Story.  New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1999.
  • Nelson, S. D.  Quiet Hero: the Ira Hayes Story.  New York: Lee & Low Books, 2006.
  • Nelson, S. D.  The Star People.  New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
  • Orona-Ramirez, Kristy.  Kiki’s Journey.  Illustrated by Jonathan Warm Day. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press, 2006.
  • Peters, Russell.  Regalia: American Indian Dress and Dance.  Photography by Richard Haynes. Littleton, Mass.: Sundance Publishers & Distributors, 1994.
  • Scott, Ann Herbert.  On Mother’s Lap.  Illustrated by Glo Coalson. New York: Clarion Books, 1992.
  • Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.  Bad River Boys.  Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth. New York: Holiday House, 2005.
  • Sockabasin, Allen J.  Thanks to the Animals.  Illustrated by Rebekah Raye. Gardiner, Me.: Tilbury House, 2005.
  • Swamp, Jake.  Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message.  Illustrated by Erwin Printup, Jr. New York: Lee & Low books, 1995.
  • The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story.  Illustrated by Sam Sandoval. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.
  • Tapahonso, Luci and Eleanor Schick.  Navajo ABC: A Diné Alphabet Book.  Illustrated by Eleanor Schick. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1999.
  • Yamane, Linda.  When the World Ended, How Hummingbird got Fire, How People were Made/ Rumsien Ohlone Stories. Berkeley, CA: Oyate, 1995

Elementary School Books

  • Ancona, George.  Earth Daughter: Alicia of Acoma Pueblo.  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1995.
  • Andre, Julie-Ann and Mindy Willett.  We feel good out here = Zhik gwaa’an, nakhwatthaiitat gwiinzii.  Photographs by Tessa Macintosh. Calgary: Fifth House Publishers, 2008.
  • Bruchac, Joseph.  Pushing up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children.  Illustrated by Teresa Flavin. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000.
  • Bruchac, Joseph.  Seasons of the Circle: A Native American Year.  Illustrated by Robert F. Goetzl. Mahwah, N.J.: Troll/BridgeWater Books, 2002.
  • Bruchac, Marge.  Malian's Song.  Illustrated by William Maughan. Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2005.
  • Ekoomiak, Normee.  Arctic Memories.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990.
  • Harjo, Joy.  For a Girl Becoming.  Illustrated by Mercedes McDonald. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2009.
  • John, Roberta.  Proud to be a Blacksheep.  Illustrated by Keith Smith. Flagstaff: Salina Bookshelf, 2006.
  • Keams, Geri.  Snail Girl Brings Water: A Navajo Story.  Illustrated by Richard Ziehler-Martin. Flagstaff: Northland Publishing, 1998.
  • King, Thomas.  A Coyote Solstice Tale.  Illustrated by Gary Clement. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2009.
  • Kreipe de Montano, Marty.  Coyote in Love with a Star.  Illustrated by Tom Coffin. Washington, DC; New York: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian; New York; London; Paris: Abbeville Press, 1998.
  • McLeod, Tom and Mindy Willett.  The Delta is My Home = Ehdiitat shanakat t’agoonch’uu Uvanga Nunatarmuitmi aimayuaqtunga.  Photographs by Tessa Macintosh. Calgary: Fifth House Publishers, 2008.
  • Momaday, Natachee Scott. Owl in the Cedar Tree.  Illustrated by Don Perceval. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
  • Monture, Joel.  Cloudwalker: Contemporary Native American Stories.  Illustrated by Carson Waterman. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Pub., 1996.
  • Parsons-Yazzie, Evangeline.  Dzání yázhí naazbaa ̉= Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home: A Story of the Navajo Long Walk.  Illustrated by Irving Toddy. Flagstaff, Ariz.: Salina Bookshelf, 2005
  • Rendon, Marcie R.  Powwow Summer: A Family Celebrates the Circle of Life.  Photographs by Cheryl Walsh Bellville. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1996.
  • Rose, LaVera.  Grandchildren of the Lakota.  Photographs by Cheryl Walsh Bellville. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1999.
  • Smith, Cynthia Leitich.  Indian Shoes.  Illustrated by Jim Madsen. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.
  • Smith, Cynthia Leitich.  Jingle Dancer.  Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. New York: Morrow, 2000.
  • Tapahonso, Luci.  Songs of Shiprock Fair.  Illustrated by Anthony Chee Emerson. Walnut, CA: Kiva Publishing, 1999.
  • Tingle, Tim.  Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom.  Illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges. El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press, 2006.
  • White, Ellen.  Kwulasulwut: Stories from the Coast Salish.  Illustrations by David Neel. Penticton, B.C.: Theytus Books, 1981.

Middle School Books

  • Andrews, Jan.  Very Last First Time.  Illustrated by Ian Wallace. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1998.
  • Baylor, Byrd.  I’m in Charge of Celebrations.  Pictures by Peter Parnall. New York: Scribner’s, 1986.
  • Belarde-Lewis, Miranda.  Meet Lydia: A Native Girl From Southeast Alaska.  Photographs by John Harrington. Tulsa, OK: Council Oak Books, 2003.
  • Dorris, Michael.  Guests.  New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1994.
  • Erdrich, Liselotte.  Bears Make Rock Soup and Other Stories.  Paintings by Lisa Fifield. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press, 2002.
  • Erdrich, Louise.  The Birchbark House.  New York: Hyperion, 1999.
  • Ipellie, Alootook.  The Inuit Thought of It: Amazing Arctic Innovations.  Toronto: Annick Press, 2007.
  • King, Sandra.  Shannon: an Ojibway Dancer.  Photographs by Catherine Whipple Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1993.
  • Left Hand Bull, Jacqueline and Suzanne Haldane.  Lakota Hoop Dancer.  Photographs by Suzanne Haldane. New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 1999.
  • Medicine Crow, Joseph.  Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond.  Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2006.
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.  When The Rain Sings: Poems By Young Native Americans.  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999.
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.  Do all Indians Live in Tipis?: Questions and Answers.  New York: Collins, in association with the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 2007.
  • Regguinti, Gordon.  The Sacred Harvest: Ojibway Wild Rice Gathering. Photographs by Dale Kakkak. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1992.
  • Shenandoah, Joanne and Douglas M. George-Kanentiio.  Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois.  Illustrated by John Kahionhes Fadden & David Kanietakeron. Santa Fe, N.M.: Clear Light Publishers, 1998.
  • Simermeyer, Genevieve.  Meet Christopher: An Osage Indian Boy from Oklahoma.  Photographs by Katherine Fogden. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian; Tulsa, OK: Council Oak Books, 2008.
  • Solomon, Chad and Christopher Meyer.  The Adventures of Rabbi and Bear Paws: The Sugar Bush.  Toronto, Canada: Little Spirit Bear Productions, 2006.
  • Swentzell, Rina.  Children of Clay: A Family of Pueblo Potters.  Photographs by Bill Steen. Minneapolis: Lerner, 1992.
  • Tayac, Gabrielle.  Meet Naiche : A Native Boy from the Chesapeake Bay area.  Photographs by John Harrington. Hillsboro, Or: Beyond Words Pub., 2002.
  • Tingle, Tim.  Walking the Choctaw Road.  El Paso, Texas: Cinco Puntos Press, 2003.
  • Wallis, Velma.  Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival.  Illustrations by Jim Grant. New York: Harper, 1993.
  • Wittstock, Laura Waterman. Ininatig's Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking.  Photographs by Dale Kakkak. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1993.
  • Yamane, Linda.  Weaving a California Tradition: A Native American Basketmaker. Photographs by Dugan Aguilar. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1997.
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