June 24th, 2020 Last Updated on: June 24th, 2020
If you are looking to connect your children with Native American Culture, there is a variety of published treasures available.
From board books and short stories to coming of age and novels written by Native American authors, check out this list of ten books.
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Cradle Songs of Southeast Alaska, various Native American authors and illustrators. Three Tlingit songs, three Haida spoken-word poems, and three Tshimshian songs, with their Native language and English translation on the same page with delightful illustrations. For ages birth to 5.
Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. A story about a Native American girl who finds her dancing voice with the help of her family and a special dance costume for a powwow. For ages 2-6.
Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection. A collection of stories written by Native Authors edited by Matt Dembicki. Fulcrum Books, 2010. For ages 12+.
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two by Joseph Bruchac. An amazingly told, inspiring story of Ted Begay, who at 16, as a Native code talker, used his language and culture to save countless lives and became an American war hero. Ages 12+.
Perfect for children of all ages (and adults) to learn about Pow Wow outfits through these coloring pages.
Which of the above books will your children (and you) connect, learn, explore, and celebrate Native American Culture? Send us a message, we’d love to hear what you think of these great books!
For more books to connect with the root of America’s land, enjoy books on these additional Native American Children’s Literature lists: