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Monday, July 16, 2007

Books for Younger Readers

* My personal favorites
-- Specifically Canadian Selections
(Nation of Story) - (Nation of Author)

A First Clay Gathering - Nora Naranjo-Morse (Pueblo)

American Indian Festivals - Jay Miller (Deleware)

American Indian Families - Jay Miller (Deleware)

Children of Native America Today - Yvonne Wakim Dennis (Cherokee-Arab)

Children of the Longhouse (Mohawk) - Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki)

Clambake: A Wampanaog Tradition - Russell Peters (Wampanoag)

Columbus Day: Poems, Drawings and Stories about America Indian Life and Death in the Nineteen-Seventies - Jimmie Durham

Daughters of the Buffalo Woman: Maintaining the Tribal Faith – Beverly Hungry Wolf (Blackfoot)

Drumbeat Heartbeat: A Celebration of Pow Wow - Susan Braine (Assiniboine)

Eagle Drum: On the Pow Wow Trail with a Young Grass Dancer (Pend Oreille) - Robert Crum (not Native)

Eagle Song – Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki)

* Famous Native North Americans – Bobbie Kalman (Ed.)

-- Four Ancestors: Stories, Songs, and Poems From North America – Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki)

Imagine Living Here: This Place is Cold – Vicki Cobb (not Native). She also has “This Place is…” Wet, Dry, High, Crowded, Wild, and Lonely.

Indian Boyhood – Charles A. Eastman (Hakadah – Sioux)

Ininatig’s Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking – Laura Waterman Wittstock (Anishanabe)

Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O'Dell (not Native).

Jingle Dancer – Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee - Creek)

* Life in a Plains Camp – Bobbie Kalman (Ed.)

-- Mama, Do You love Me? (Inuit) – Barbara Joosse (not Native)

Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America – Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki)

My Grandmother’s Cookie Jar (Plains) – Montzalee Miller

My Indian Boyhood – Luther Standing Bear (Lakota – Sioux)

* Nations of the Southwest – Bobbie Kalman (Ed.) also see: Nations of the Southeast, Plains, and Eastern Great Lakes

North American Indian Sign Language (Great Plains) – Karen Liptak (not Native)

Northwoods Cradle Song: From a Menominee Lullaby – Douglas Wood (not Native)

Places of Power – DeMunn, Michael (Seneca-Onondaga Iroquois)

Pow Wow – Linda Coombs (Wampanoag)

Sing Down the Moon – Scott O'Dell (not Native)

Soaring Spirits: Conversations with Native American Teens – Karen Gravelle (not Native)

-- Songs for Survival: Songs and Chants from Tribal Peoples Around the World – Nikki Siegen-Smith (not Native)

Tales of Black Fish Bear: Mystery of the Tides (Cape Cod) – Kathy & Brian Davis (not Native)

Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina – Maria Tallchief (Osage)

The Arrow Over the Door – Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki)

The Birchbark House – Louise Erdrich (Objibwa)

The Sacred harvest: Ojibway Wild Rice Gathering – Gordon Regguinti (Objibway)

The Trail of Tears (Cherokee) – Conrad Stein (not Native)

The Unbreakable Code (Navajo) – Sara Hoagland Hunter (not Native)

Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back: A Native American Year of Moons – Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki)

This Land is Your Land – Woody Guthrie (not Native)

Turtle Island ABC – Gerald Hausman (not Native)

Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech

Water Sky (Alaskan) - Jean Craighead George (not Native). She has many books about this region.

Weaving a California Tradition: A Native American Basketmaker – Linda Yamane (Ohlone)

When Clay Sings (Southwest) – Byrd Baylor

-- With love, to Earth’s Endangered Peoples – Virginia Kroll

Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West – Dee Brown

* Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West (adapted) – Dee Brown

Ininatig’s Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking – Laura Waterman Wittstock

Northwoods Cradle Song; From a Menominee Lullaby – Douglass Wood

Weaving A California Tradition: A Native Basket Maker – Linda Yamane