• Ancestor Approved

    Ancestor Approved

    Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

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  • Awâsis and the World-famous Bannock

    Awâsis and the World-famous Bannock

    Hunt, Dallas

    Awâsis, a Cree child, stumbles on a baking adventure in this lighthearted picture book celebration of family recipes, new friends, and, of course, the world class bannock.

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  • Be A Good Ancestor

    Be A Good Ancestor

    Prince, Leona

    Thought-provoking stanzas encourage readers of all ages to consider they ways in which they live in connection to the world around them and encourages them to think deeply about their behaviors. Rooted in Indigenous teachings, the message delivered by the authors is universal, be a good ancestor to the world around you

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  • Berry Song

    Berry Song

    Goade, Michaela

    As a young Tlingit girl collects wild berries over the seasons, she sings with her Grandmother as she learns to speak to the land and listen when the land speaks back.

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  • Birdsong

    Birdsong

    Flett, Julie

    When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of nature and art. As the seasons change, can the girl navigate the failing health of her new friend? A brief glossary and pronunciation guide to Cree-Métis words that appear in the text is provided on the copyright page

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  • Bowwow Powwow

    Bowwow Powwow

    Child, Brenda J.

    Windy Girl is blessed with a vivid imagination. From Uncle she gathers stories of long-ago traditions, about dances and sharing and gratitude. A playful story by Ojibwe author, Brenda Child

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  • The Case of the Missing Auntie

    The Case of the Missing Auntie

    Hutchinson, Michael

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  • Dancing With Our Ancestors

    Dancing With Our Ancestors

    Davidson, Sara Florence/ Davidson, Robert/ Gibbons, Janine (ILT)

    In this tender picture book, Sara Florence Davidson transports readers to the excitement of a potlatch in Hydaburg, Alaska--her last memory of dancing with her late brother. It feels like my brother and I have always known how to sing the songs and dance the dances of our Haida ancestors. Unlike our father, we were born after the laws that banned our cultural practices were changed. The potlatch ban did not exist during our time, so we grew up dancing and singing side by side.

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  • A Day With Yayah

    A Day With Yayah

    Campbell, Nicola I.

    It’s springtime, and Nikki and her grandmother, Yayah in their Indigenous language, are tanning a hide. Along come two kids from next door, eager for their lessons from Yayah.

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  • Fancy Pants

    Fancy Pants

    Quigley, Dawn

    Filled with lots of glitter, raised pinkies, and humorous misunderstandings, this second book in the Jo Jo Makoons series--written by Dawn Quigley and illustrated by Tara Audibert--is filled with the joy of a young Ojibwe girl discovering her very own special shine from the inside out. First grader Jo Jo Makoons knows how to do a lot of things, like how to play jump rope, how to hide her peas in her milk, and how to be helpful in her classroom. But there's one thing Jo Jo doesn't know how to do: be fancy. She has a lot to learn before her Aunt Annie's wedding!

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