A selection of books by First Nation authors and illustrators for children of all ages to read or listen to.
Child picture book. Text includes English and Cree. Clarence and his grandmother pick wild blueberries and meet ant, spider, and fox in a beautiful woodland landscape. Age: 3-6.
Child picture book. Text in Cree and English. Dragonfly Kites refers to "kites" made by tying a string around the middles of dragonflies. Two Cree brothers in northern Manitoba fly these kites during the day, but at night fly themselves in their dreams. Age: 5-8.
Child picture book. A young Lenni Lenape Indian child describes her family's life through the seasons. Includes facts about the Lenni Lenape Indians. Age: 5-8.
Child picture book. “At the community feast, observing the bounty of festive foods and counting the numerous elders yet to be seated, Johnny learns to be patient and respectful despite his growling tummy"-- Provided by publisher. Age: 3-7.
Child picture book, e-book and e-audiobook. Hiawatha, a Mohawk, is plotting revenge for the murder of his wife and daughters by the evil Onondaga Chief, Tadodaho, when he meets the Great Peacemaker, who enlists his help in bringing the nations together to share his vision of a new way of life marked by peace, love, and unity rather than war, hate, and fear. Includes historical notes. Age: 8-10.
Child fiction book. Although the littlest student in his class, thirteen-year-old Baron Braun calls upon the strength and wisdom of his Mohawk ancestors to face both man and beast when he tries to get help for his classmates, who are being terrorized during a school field trip in the Adirondacks. Age: 10-13.
Child fiction book, and e-book. Part of the “My Name is America” series. Alternate title: On This Long Journey. Jesse Smoke, a sixteen-year-old Cherokee, begins a journal in 1837 to record stories of his people and their difficulties as they face removal along the Trail of Tears. Includes a historical note giving details of the removal. Age: 9+
Child fiction book, e-book and e-audiobook. “When twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her attic that change everything she thought she knew about her Native American mother's adoption, she realizes she has a lot to learn about her family's history and her own identity"-- Provided by publisher. Age: 8-12.
Child fiction book. When Regina's Umpqua tribe is legally terminated and her family must relocate from Oregon to Los Angeles, she goes on a quest to understand her identity as an Indian despite being so far from home. Age: 8-11.