Tag Archives: Native North & South Americans

Walk Two Moons (Newbery Medal Book)

Author: Sharon Creech Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Gramps says that I am a country girl at heart, and that is true. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the “Indian-ness in her blood,” travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of […]

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Rating: (184 reviews) Author: Sherman Alexie Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town […]

Birchbark House, The

Rating: (51 reviews) Author: Louise Erdrich Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Amazon.com Nineteenth-century American pioneer life was introduced to thousands of young readers by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved Little House books. With The Birchbark House, award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s first novel for young readers, this same slice of history is seen through the eyes of the […]

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Joseph Bruchac Publisher: Puffin Book Description The United States is at war, and sixteen-year-old Ned Begay wants to join the cause—especially when he hears that Navajos are being specifically recruited by the Marine Corps. So he claims he’s old enough to enlist, breezes his way through boot camp, and suddenly finds […]

Jim & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)

Author: Dan Gutman Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description He was the world’s greatest athlete, and a hero—until his medals were taken away. Stosh is shocked when his enemy, Bobby Fuller, begs him for a favor. He wants Stosh to take him back in time to meet Native American Jim Thorpe—an Olympic champion who lost his medals […]

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Rating: (591 reviews) Author: Scott O’Dell Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com Scott O’Dell won the Newbery Medal for Island of the Blue Dolphins in 1961, and in 1976 the Children’s Literature Association named this riveting story one of the 10 best American children’s books of the past 200 years. O’Dell was inspired by the real-life story of […]

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Sherman Alexie Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Book Description In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the […]

Mama, Do You Love Me? Board Book

Rating: (35 reviews) Author: Barbara Joosse Publisher: Chronicle Books Amazon.com This exceptional board-book tells a beautiful and timeless story about a daughter’s attempt to find the limit of her mother’s love. Barbara Lavallee’s exquisite illustrations of Alaska, with their exaggeratedly foreshortened perspective and rich tones of violet, blue-gray, and gray-green, tell of an easy declaration […]