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Recommended Reading

Use these resources to start or supplement your school or classroom library.

Sources: Smithsonian Institution and Colorín Colorado

Early Elementary

Aliki. Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians, Harper Collins, 1986.

Ancona, George. Earth Daughter: Alicia of Acoma Pueblo. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 1995.

Blood, Charles & Link, Martin. The Goat in the Rug, by Geraldine. Alladin, 1990.

Bruchac, Joseph. Many Nations: An Alphabet of Native America. Northland Publishers, 1996.

Orie, Sandra DeCoteau. Did You Hear Wind Sing Your Name?: An Oneida Song of Spring. Walker Books for Young Readers, 1996.

Smith, Cynthia L. Jingle Dancer. Harper Collins, 2000.

Late Elementary

Bruchac, Joseph. Arrow Over the Door. Dial, 1998.

Bruchac, Joseph. Pushing Up the Sky. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000.

Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House. Harper Collins, 1999.

Francis, Lee. When the Rain Sings. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 1999.

Hakim, Joy. The First Americans. Oxford University Press, 2002.

Keegan, Marcia. Pueblo Boy: Growing Up in Two Worlds. Puffin, 1997.

Schemie, Bonnie. Houses of Bark; Houses of Hide & Earth; Houses of Wood; Houses of Snow, Skin, & Bone; and Moundes of Earth & Shell. Tundra Books, 1993.

Smith, Cynthia L. Indian Shoes. Harper Collins (2002)

St. John, Jetty. Native American Scientists. Capstone Press, 1996.

Viola, Herman J. After Columbus: The Horse's Return to America. Soundprints, 1992.

Middle School

Freedman, Russell. Indian Chiefs. Holiday House, 1992.

Hirschfelder, Arlene. Happily May I Walk: American Indians & Alaska Natives Today. Scribner Book Company,1986.

Kroeber, Theodora. Ishi, Last of his Tribe. Bantam Books, 1992.

Senungetuk, Vivian. Wise Words of Paul Tiulana: An Inupait Alaskan’s Life. Franklin Watts, Inc., 1999.

Tehanetorens. Tales of the Iroquois. I.P.a.C.S., 1990.

High School

Ashabranner, Brent. To Live in Two Worlds: American Indian Youth Today. Dodd Mead, 1984.

Bruchac, Joseph. Bowman's Store: A Journey to Myself. Dial, 1997.

Hirschfelder, Arlene. Rising Voices: Writings of Young Native Americans. Tandem Library, 1993.

Sandoz, Mari. These Were the Sioux. Hastings House, 2000.

Weatherford, Jack. Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World. Ballantine Books, 1989.