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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Books for Older Readers

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

-- Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun: An Athabaskan Indian Legend from Alaska – Velmas Wallis

* The Dancing Healers: A Doctor's Journey of Healing With Native Americans – Carl Hammerschlag (Jewish, not Native)

Growing Up Native American: An Anthology by Patricia Riley

I Am Regina – Sally M. Keehn

Indian Shoes – Cynthia Leitich Smith

Lasting Echoes – Joseph Bruchac

The Last Snake Runner – Kimberly Griffith Little

One Good Story, That One – Thomas King (Cherokee)

Paddle-to-the-Sea – Holling C. Holling

Rain Is Not My Indian Name – Cynthia Leitich Smith

Reservation Blues – Sherman Alexie

* The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing – Lori Alvord and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt

Soft Rain : A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears – Cornelia Cornelissen

Spirit Horse - Ned Ackerman

To Spoil the Sun – Joyce Rockwood

Trail of Tears – Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki)

--* The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (Indigenous Americas) – Thomas King (Cherokee)

-- Two Old Women – Velma Wallis

Walker of Time – Helen Hughes Vick

POETRY

Bitterroot – Abena Songbird (Abnaki)

Durable Breath: Contemporary Native American Poetry – John E. Smelcer & D. L. Birchfield (Ed)

No Parole Today – Laura Tohe (Diné – Navajo)

Rainbow Dancer – Heather Harris (Metic, Cree)

Poetry – Multilingual

Columbus Day – Jimmie Durham (Cherokee)

Sculpted Stones – Victor Montejo (Spanish, Maya)