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Indigenous Lit - Gr. 9 and up

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The Lynching of Louie Sam by Elizabeth Stewart - Racism, murder, and injustice wreak havoc in a frontier town. (Bilbary Town Library: Good for Readers, Good for Libraries) Sounds good! Ya Books, Books To Read, Books For Teens, Teen Books, Children Books, New Teen, Any Book, Historical Fiction, Book Review

In 1884, fifteen-year-old George Gillies lives in the Washington Territory, near the border with British Columbia. When George and his siblings discover the murdered body of a local white man, suspicion immediately falls on a young Indian named Louie Sam. George and his best friend, Pete, follow a lynch mob north into Canada, where the terrified Indian is seized and hung. Gr.7-12

The Girl Who Married the Moon: Tales from Native North America: Joseph Bruchac, Gayle Ross Native American Literature, American History, Rite Of Passage, Girls Life, The Girl Who, Storytelling, Nativity, North America, Ebooks

A collection of Native American stories of girls becoming women. These are stories from a broad array of tribes and traditions

Read "One Story, One Song" by Richard Wagamese available from Rakuten Kobo. A new collection of warm, wise and inspiring stories from the author of the bestselling One Native Life. Seize Ans, Song One, First Story, Book Title, Paperback Books, Nonfiction Books, Reading Online, Read More, My Books

Richard Wagamese focuses on stories: how they shape us, how they empower us, how they change our lives. Ancient and contemporary, cultural and spiritual, funny and sad, the tales are grouped according to the four Ojibway storytelling principles: balance, harmony, knowledge and intuition. Gr.12 and up.

Fabulous adventure book about Pitu, a young Inuit hunter, who is trapped in the spirit world and must use his Shaman skills to get back to the land of the living. Wolf With Red Eyes, Adventure Novels, Young Adult Fiction, Ya Novels, Thing 1, Coming Of Age, Used Books, Literature, Sky

After a strange and violent blizzard leaves young shaman-in-training Pitu stranded on the sea ice--without his dog team or any weapons to defend himself--he soon realizes that he is no longer in the word that he once knew. The storm has carried him into the world of the spirits, a world populated by terrifying creatures. Gr.7&up.

’Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich, ’ by Annie Boochever with Roy Peratrovich, Jr. Anti Discrimination, Storefront Signs, Civil Rights Leaders, Becoming A Teacher, Award Winning Books, Books For Teens, Book Week, English, Children's Literature

No Natives Allowed!” The sign blared at the young Tlingit girl from Alaska..those words stayed with Elizabeth Peratrovich all her life. They also made her determined to work for change. In 1945, when Elizabeth was 34 years old, she gave a powerful speech before a packed session of the Alaska Territorial Legislature. Her testimony about the evils of racism crowned years of work by Alaska Native People and their allies and led to passage of Alaska's landmark Anti-Discrimination Act...

Read "Tilly, a Story of Hope and Resilience" by Monique Gray Smith available from Rakuten Kobo. Tilly has always known she’s part Lakota on her dad’s side. She’s grown up with the traditional teachings of her grandma. The Longest Journey, 12th Book, First Novel, Coming Of Age, Used Books, Life Lessons, Free Apps, This Book, This Or That Questions

In this semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novel, a young girl discovers that her mother, a Cree, was stolen away from her family as a child. She finds the strength to come to terms with her aboriginal heritage and learns to embrace her identity.

Rain Is Not My Indian Name Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her best friend, a fourteen-year-old Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer youth camp. Aboriginal Children, Indian Names, Native American Girls, Ya Novels, Books For Teens, Ya Books, Children's Literature, Bestselling Author, Childrens Books

Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her best friend, a fourteen-year-old Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer.

Hero Twins from Dale Deforest Navajo People, All Hero, Winter Storm, First Nations, Investigations, Native American, Twins, Mystery, Comic Books

The Hero Twins have long held an important place for the Navajo people of the southwest. This story begins in 1860 as a calvary unit is sent to investigate a threat. While a winter storm rages around the unit, a mysterious officer makes a world-changing discovery. Meanwhile, banished from the spirit realm, Changing Woman must find a way to protect her newborn children so they may fulfill their destiny and bring light to the world.

After baby Wolverine is cursed by a cranky shaman, he finds himself stranded on a barren island, locked in a life-or-death struggle to return to his home, his family and a very special young girl. Baby Wolverine, Marble Island, The Lives Of Others, First Nations, Language Arts, Oregon, Past, Explore, World

Cursed by a cranky shaman, young Wolverine finds himself stranded on a barren island, locked in a life-or-death struggle to return to his home, his family and a very special young girl. Gr. 7 and up

Written & illustrated by Aaron Paquette Lightfinder is a Young Adult fantasy novel about Aisling , a young Cree woman who sets out into the wilderness with her Kokum (grandmother), Aunty and two young men she barely knows. Claudia Tremblay, Traditional Stories, Summer Reading Lists, Books For Teens, Teen Books, Ya Books, First Nations, Writing A Book, So Little Time

Aisling, a young Cree woman, sets out into the wilderness with her Kokum (grandmother), Aunty and two young men she barely knows. They have to find and rescue her runaway younger brother, Eric. Along the way she learns that the legends of her people might be real and that she has a growing power of her own. Gr.7 and up

Why the Monster (English) Ya Novels, Christian School, Interactive Learning, English Book, Camping Life, Great Videos, Far Away, Boys Who, Super Powers

FICTION: Huuq is a young Inuit boy who has never fit in to camp life. One day, fleeing yet another attack from the camp bullies, Huuq finds himself alone and far away, with only his dog Qipik as company. On a lonesome hill, Huuq and Qipik find an egg. But this is no ordinary bird’s egg. It’s big. And almost looks like a stone. When Huuq breaks this mysterious egg, it unleashes a series of events that turn Huuq himself into a monstrous half-human creature.

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith - 12 Native American Authors to Read During Native American Heritage Month Literature Books, Ya Books, Book Authors, Books To Read, Free Books, Native American Heritage Month, Heritage High, School Newspaper, Best Romance Novels

Louise navigates the trials and tribulations of high school, "dating while Native", reporting for the school new paper, dealing with a parents' group that protests the school musical, her younger brother's dilemma about being in the school musical, The Wizard of Oz and a growing attraction to another reporter.

mitêwâcimowina: Indigenous Science Fiction and Speculative Storytelling, edited by Neal McLeod paperback What do you get when you ask the finest Indigenou Book Club Books, Book Lists, New Books, The Book, Strange Tales, Science Fiction Books, Kids Boxing, Short Stories, Storytelling

Short stories: Many strange tales woven and crafted to keep the reader glued to the book until its final page. Featuring cover art by award winning artist Steven Paul Judd and the talents of Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Jesse Archibald-Barber, Damon Badger Heit, Tania Carter, Trevor Greyeyes, Brian Hudson, Rebecca Lafond, Lee Maracle, Neal McLeod, Duncan Mercredi, Daniel David Moses, Eden Robinson, Cathy Smith, Bill Stevenson, Drew Hayden Taylor, Richard Van Camp.

Catherine Knutsson's young adult novel is about a girl who is a healer and seer in a dystopian future where a plague is wiping out much of humanity. Dystopian Future, Ya Novels, Library Card, 16 Year Old, Book Nooks, Books To Read, This Book, It Cast, Stars

To escape a government that needs antigens in aboriginal blood to stop a plague, sixteen-year-old Cassandra and her family flee to the Island, where she not only gets help in communicating with the spirit world, she learns she has been chosen to be their voice and instrument.

Looking for a little mischief after discovering an old flare gun, Ron and Ben find themselves in trouble when the local gas bar on Agamiing Reserve goes up in flames, and they are wrongly accused of arson by the sheriff’s son. As the investigation goes forward, community attitudes are revealed, and the truth slowly comes to light. Native American Heritage Month, Fire Starters, Investigations, The Locals, Community, Gun, Flare, Sheriff, Movie Posters

Looking for a little mischief after discovering an old flare gun, Ron and Ben find themselves in trouble when the local gas bar on Agamiing Reserve goes up in flames, and they are wrongly accused of arson by the sheriff’s son. As the investigation goes forward, community attitudes are revealed, and the truth slowly comes to light.

NPR coverage of Nobody Cries at Bingo by Dawn Dumont. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. New Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Bingo Books, Literature Books, First Nations, Paperback Books, So Little Time, Childrens Books

Family life on the Rez is revealed with humour as the narrator tells her story from kindergarten to university.