Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
by Kevin Maillard, illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. Specificity and universality blend magnificently in this exploration of Native pride and resilience.
by Brenda Child, translation by Gordon Jourdain, illustrated by Jonathan Thunder. Luminous digital illustrations provide a vivid backdrop for Windy Girl’s dream of powwows past (with a canine twist). Text in English and Ojibwa
by Katherena Vermette, illustrated by Julie Flett. A lost little girl (in a red dress) finds a wise and unexpected mentor in the form of a grey wolf. Inspired by traditional stories.
published by nativenorthwest.com. Written and illustrated by a collaboration of First Nations and Native artists from Pacific Northwest communities. Brief text, supported by bold illustrations, provides Native-focused information on a wide array of wildlife. A wonderful addition to non-fiction animal collections.
by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac. Skilfully incorporating seasons, language, identity, history, and culture, Sorell and Lessac create an instant child-centered classic that celebrates gratitude and mindfulness.
by Joseph Bruchac, illustrated by Liz Amini-Holmes. An illustrated biography of a brave Marine’s key World War II mission that sensitively incorporates the history of Indian boarding schools
We Are Water Protectors
by Carole Lindstrom, illustrated by Michaela Goade. A young Anishinaabi narrator describes the call to environmental action at Standing Rock. Aspects of Anishinaabe and Ojibwe culture are included in the stunning watercolor illustrations.
by Daniel W. Vandever. Rhyming text and bold, simple illustrations about conformity and resistance can be enjoyed and discussed on several levels.