Native American Books for Kids
There are many nations that are native to the Americas. The selection here is in no way comprehensive. Most of the titles are written and/or illustrated by Native peoples. You'll find both stories and nonfiction, as well some that are historical and others that are contemporary. The books range in age from 3 on up.
Love for little ones, poetic and joyful. “You are life and breath adored/ You are us and so much more/ Little ember with growing light/ Feel our love as we hold you tight.”
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We Sang You Home
Gentle rhyming text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones.
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"Fall in Line, Holden"
A young Navajo boy, Holden, wonders through his day at boarding school. Although he is required to conform to a rigid schedule and strict standards of behavior, his internal life is led with imagination and wonder. Conversation starter to learn what impact boarding schools have given to Indigenous people.
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The Girl and the Wolf
While picking berries with her mother, a little girl wanders too far into the woods. When she realizes she is lost, she begins to panic. Beautiful illustration by Flett (Cree-Métis).
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Two Ojibway sisters set off across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits' midnight dance. It isn't easy for the younger sister to be silent, but gradually she begins to treasure the stillness and the wonderful experiences it brings.
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