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Indigenous Lit - Gr. K-4

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A list of recommended children's literature from the Doucette Library written by First Nations, Metis and Inuit authors for grades K to 4/5.

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Keet, a ten-year-old Tlingit Indian boy, stows away for a voyage on his father’s canoe . . . and soon finds himself caught in the middle of a wild seastorm. The storm carries him far from his home village, and when he makes land, he winds up right in the middle of a dangerous dispute between two Indian clans. The story of how he copes with these surprises and extricates himself from danger is dramatic and unforgettable. Gr.3-6 Indian Boy, Civil Rights Leaders, Tlingit, Chapter Books, Children's Literature, Canoe, Whale, Author, Reading

Keet, a ten-year-old Tlingit Indian boy, stows away for a voyage on his father’s canoe . . . and soon finds himself caught in the middle of a wild seastorm. The storm carries him far from his home village, and when he makes land, he winds up right in the middle of a dangerous dispute between two Indian clans. The story of how he copes with these surprises and extricates himself from danger is dramatic and unforgettable. Gr.3-6

During an unfortunate mishap, young Awâsis loses Kôhkum’s freshly baked world-famous bannock. Not knowing what to do, Awâsis seeks out a variety of other-than-human relatives willing to help. What adventures are in store for Awâsis? Books To Read, My Books, Story Books, Counting Books, What Book, Chapter Books, World Famous, Kids Reading, First Nations

During an unfortunate mishap, young Awâsis loses Kôhkum’s freshly baked world-famous bannock. Not knowing what to do, Awâsis seeks out a variety of other-than-human relatives willing to help. What adventures are in store for Awâsis?

A Walk on the Tundra (English) Action Words, 12th Book, Kids Tv, Little Plants, Field Guide, Kids Boxing, Stories For Kids, Teaching Reading, First Nations

Late in the summer, a bored little girl follows her grandmother onto the tundra and learns about the many tough little plants that grow there and how important they are to the Inuit.

Long ago, when a great flood cleansed the land of unhappiness, the Grandfather sent Wanjblí the eagle to save one virtuous member of the human race and teach her how to live a good life. The eagle is a powerful symbol of courage, wisdom, and strength. In Kevin’s book he shares an inspiring vision of unity and hope for a new generation teaching children to recognize the eagle in themselves and others and always to soar above the darkness into the light. Unhappiness, Children's Literature, First Nations, Teaching Kids, Unity, Darkness, Life Is Good, Homeschool, Strength

Long ago, when a great flood cleansed the land of unhappiness, the Grandfather sent Wanjblí the eagle to save one virtuous member of the human race and teach her how to live a good life. The eagle is a powerful symbol of courage, wisdom, and strength. In Kevin’s book he shares an inspiring vision of unity and hope for a new generation teaching children to recognize the eagle in themselves and others and always to soar above the darkness into the light.

Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock by Aslan Tudor Teacher List, Indigenous Peoples Day, Green Books, Children's Literature, Childrens Books, Kid Books, Nativity, Water, Tudor

8-year-old Aslan arrived in North Dakota to help stop a pipeline. A few months later he returned -- and saw the whole world watching. Read about his inspiring experiences in the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock. Learn about what exactly happened there, and why." -- Suggested for grades 1 to 6

Binding: Hardcover pages)Publisher: Medicine Wheel Education (August Kevin Locke, Jessika Von 9781989122228 Eagle Feathers, Up To The Sky, Medicine Wheel, Children's Literature, Eagles, Gifts For Kids, The Book, Disney Characters, Fictional Characters

When we look up to the sky and see a beautiful eagle soaring by, we may stop to appreciate its graceful flight, but, as Kevin Locke explains, eagles also have powerful teachings to offer. In this book Kevin shares with us that each feather on the eagle’s wing represents a virtue that we can all learn from. This book is an adaptation of the book Dawn Flight for a younger audience (ages 4-6)

There once was a Hoop Dancer who had many teachings to share about how to live in peace and harmony with others. In this book Teddy uses the powerful symbols of the Hoop Dance and the Medicine Wheel to show how we can all cooperate and live as one big, human family. This book is an adaptation of Medicine Wheel: Story of a Hoop Dancer for a younger audience (ages 4-6). This book is approved by Lakota Elder/Hoop Dancer Kevin Locke. Medicine Wheel, Peace And Harmony, Children's Literature, First Nations, Teaching Resources, Hoop, Dancer, This Book, Author

There once was a Hoop Dancer who had many teachings to share about how to live in peace and harmony with others. In this book Teddy uses the powerful symbols of the Hoop Dance and the Medicine Wheel to show how we can all cooperate and live as one big, human family. This book is an adaptation of Medicine Wheel: Story of a Hoop Dancer for a younger audience (ages 4-6). This book is approved by Lakota Elder/Hoop Dancer Kevin Locke.

When two foxes, who are best friends, have a fight it upsets the whole community of animals. Kokom the Owl knows just what to do and brings together all the animals and holds a Sharing Circle. Circle Of Courage, Aboriginal Education, Medicine Wheel, Teaching Kindergarten, Children's Literature, Home Schooling, Winter Activities, First Nations, Early Learning

When two foxes, who are best friends, have a fight it upsets the whole community of animals. Kokom the Owl knows just what to do and brings together all the animals and holds a Sharing Circle. This book is an adaptation of the book The Sharing Circle for a younger audience (ages 4-6)

Nonfiction: [A] young Blackfoot boy exploring the world around him. Powwows are a big part of his culture. Join him as enjoys the celebration. Thing 1, Pow Wow, Native Indian, Children's Literature, First Nations, Social Studies, Nonfiction, True Stories, Childrens Books

Nonfiction: [A] young Blackfoot boy exploring the world around him. Powwows are a big part of his culture. Join him as enjoys the celebration."

The holiday season has always been a very special time for Métis families. A family-oriented people, the Métis often didn't have money to buy expensive presents, but instead made practical items with much love. In this spirit, award-winning author and illustrator, Leah Marie Dorion takes readers back to the Métis tradition of making mittens for loved ones. This touching ode to Métis family life is accompanied by Leah's distinctive and evocative art. Children's Literature, Family Life, Mittens, Free Apps, First Love, This Book, Author, Christmas, Holiday

The holiday season has always been a very special time for Métis families. A family-oriented people, the Métis often didn't have money to buy expensive presents, but instead made practical items with much love. In this spirit, award-winning author and illustrator, Leah Marie Dorion takes readers back to the Métis tradition of making mittens for loved ones. This touching ode to Métis family life is accompanied by Leah's distinctive and evocative art.

Raven and the Box of Daylight is an ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. Traditional stories document Native history, reflect Native world views, and are highly valued clan possessions that are integral to Native identity. Cd Labels, Black Hair Boy, Traditional Stories, Crows Ravens, Oral History, World View, Children's Literature, First Nations, Autumn

Raven and the Box of Daylight is an ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. Traditional stories document Native history, reflect Native world views, and are highly valued clan possessions that are integral to Native identity.

An ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. Traditional stories document Native history, reflect Native world views, and are highly valued clan possessions that are integral to Native identity. This traditional story was adapted from oral accounts. Traditional Stories, Oral History, World View, Children's Literature, First Nations, Identity, Homeschool, Author, Writing

An ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. Traditional stories document Native history, reflect Native world views, and are highly valued clan possessions that are integral to Native identity. This traditional story was adapted from oral accounts.

Availability: Go show the world : a celebration of Indigenous heroes / by Wab Kinew ; illustrated by Joe Morse. Heroes Book, Best Book Covers, Rap Songs, Teaching Social Studies, Nasa Astronauts, Native American History, S Pic, First Nations, Barack Obama

Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Wab Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book, illustrated by the acclaimed Joe Morse. Including figures such as Crazy Horse, Net-no-kwa, former NASA astronaut John Herrington and Canadian NHL goalie Carey Price, Go Show the World showcases a diverse group of Indigenous people in the US and Canada...

November is National American Indian Heritage Month: Books that celebrate the diverse and distinct cultures, traditions, and histories - Spokane County Library District Native American History, American Indians, Space Books, Heritage Month, Children's Literature, American Literature, Space Travel, First Nations, Kids Learning

Nonfiction:Astronaut John Herrington shares his passion for space travel and his Chickasaw heritage as he gives children a glimpse into his astronaut training at NASA and his mission to the International Space Station. Learn what it takes to train for space flight, see the tasks he completed in space, and join him on his spacewalk 220 miles above the earth.

Lila and the Crow (Hardcover) (Gabrielle Grimard) New Books, Books To Read, Sad And Lonely, Difficult Conversations, Dark Eyes, Dark Skin, Early Literacy, Kindergarten Literacy, Stories For Kids

Lila has just moved to a new town and can't wait to make friends at school. But she's teased about the colour of her hair, "A crow! A crow! The new girl's hair is black like a crow!", then her dark skin and then her dark eyes. Others whisper and laugh. Every day she sees a crow who seems to want to tell her something. At her lowest point, a magical encounter with the crow opens Lila's eyes to the beauty of being different, and gives her the courage to proudly embrace her true self.

American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL): Recommended! With joy! BOWWOW POWWOW, written by Brenda J. Child, translated into Ojibwe by Gordon Jourdain, illustrated by Jonathan Thunder Windy Girl, New Books, Books To Read, Minnesota Historical Society, Native Canadian, Indigenous Peoples Day, Pow Wow, Children's Literature, First Nations

When Uncle and Windy Girl and Itchy Boy attend a powwow, Windy watches the dancers and listens to the singers. She eats tasty food and joins family and friends around the campfire. Later, when Windy falls asleep, Uncle’s stories inspire other visions in her head: all the dancers are dogs. In these magical scenes, Windy sees veterans in a Grand Entry, and a visiting drum group, and traditional dancers, grass dancers, and jingle-dress dancers. All celebrating in song and dance.