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By Paul Goble. 1988
Do you know why bats have flattened faces? Or why there are rocks scattered all over the Great Plains? It…is because of Iktomi, a Plains Indian trickster who once tried to defeat a huge boulder with the help of some bats. For grades K-3
By Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau. 2021
A spellbinding novel celebrating Indigenous sensuality; the first erotic novel written by an Indigenous woman in FrenchWhen it was first…published in Quebec, The Lover, The Lake was heralded as the first erotic novel written by an Indigenous woman in French. Today, as it is translated into English for the first time, author Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau would rather call it a celebration of sensuality, another first. At a time when Indigenous peoples were being dispossessed of their land and history as well as their relationship to the body, the love explored by Wabougouni and Gabriel is an act of defiance. Their intimate connection plays out on the shores of Lake Abitibi in an affair as turbulent and unfathomable as the lake itself. "The aim here is to break free of the bonds of wounds the priests' abuse has left on our bodies and souls, wounds linked to loss--of land, of intimate spaces, of identity both as an individual and community member, of sexual identity, of delight in the body, of innocence and the uncomplicated nature of lovemaking. My hope is that this novel will serve to unearth the seed of joy buried deep in our culture, still profoundly alive . . . The Lover, the Lake shows us that we are not just suffering and victims: we can also be pleasure." -- Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau, from the prologue
By Dawn Dumont. 2021
The hilarious story of an unlikely group of Indigenous dancers who find themselves thrown together on a performance tour of…Europe The Tour is all prepared. The Prairie Chicken dance troupe is all set for a fifteen-day trek through Europe, performing at festivals and cultural events. But then the performers all come down with the flu. And John Greyeyes, a retired cowboy who hasn't danced in fifteen years, finds himself abruptly thrust into the position of leading a hastily-assembled group of replacement dancers. A group of expert dancers they are not. There's a middle-aged woman with advanced arthritis, her nineteen-year-old niece who is far more interested in flirtations than pow-wow, and an enigmatic man from the U.S. -- all being chased by Nadine, the organizer of the original tour who is determined to be a part of the action, and the handsome man she picked up in a gas-station bathroom. They're all looking to John, who has never left the continent, to guide them through a world that he knows nothing about. As the gang makes its way from one stop to another, absolutely nothing goes as planned and the tour becomes a string of madcap adventures. The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour is loosely based -- like, hospital-gown loose -- on the true story of a group of Indigenous dancers who left Saskatchewan and toured through Europe in the 1970s. Dawn Dumont brings her signature razor-sharp wit and impeccable comedic timing to this hilarious, warm, and wildly entertaining novel.
By Kathryn Lasky. 1988
In the late 1800s, gold seekers and bone-hunting paleontologists threaten Native Americans in the prairies and badlands. The author weaves…familiar figures such as General Custer, Buffalo Bill Cody, Chief Crazy Horse, and Calamity Jane into the adventures of young scout Thad, and Julian, the son of an English paleontologist. For junior and senior high and older readers
By Elise McMullen-Ciotti. 2022
Fall hedge over heels for this story of first crushes, friendship drama, and prickly pets!Rayna is used to being the…new kid at school. But that doesn’t mean she wants to make new friends! Why bother when the military will only reassign her mom again soon anyway? No, the only friend Rayna wants is a furry, four-legged one.But instead of the dog she’s been dreaming of, what Rayna gets is a hedgehog named Spike who is as prickly and emo as she is. Worse, Rayna’s mom insists she enter Spike in a pet talent show to get to know some kids her age, including a very cute boy named Nick. Only Spike doesn’t want to hang out or show off any more than Rayna does. Will Rayna curl herself into a ball and hide, or will she and Spike take a chance a new pack of friends?
By Janette Oke. 1989
Joshua Jones has taken over the family farm and it is now his responsibility to look after Grandpa and Uncle…Charlie. Times are hard and Josh has to leave the family farm to look for other work. However his faith in God and the loving support of family and friends sees him through the dark times. Sequel to "Winter is not forever" (DC20460). 1989.
By Will Hobbs. 1989
Troublesome Cloyd, a 14-year-old Ute Indian, is sent to a Colorado ranch to live with Walter Landis, a lonesome old…miner. Through the love of the elderly man and the legacy of his heritage, Cloyd comes to love his new home. Junior and Senior High. 1989.
By Adam Gamble. 2011
From the majestic Grand Canyon to rafting the mighty Colorado River, this charming board book takes young readers on a…tour around the great state of Arizona that includes wildlife, desert flowers, ancient rock art, rodeo cowboys, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Merrick Butte, Cathedral Rock, Arizona sports teams, Petrified Forest National Park, mariachi music, and more.
By D. M Rowell. 2022
No one called her Mud in Silicon Valley. There, she was Mae, a high-powered professional who had left her Kiowa…roots behind a decade ago. But a cryptic voice message from her grandfather, James Sawpole, telling her to come home sounds so wrong that she catches the next plane to Oklahoma. She never expected to be plunged into a web of theft, betrayal, and murder. Mud discovers a tribe in disarray. Fracking is damaging their ancestral lands, Kiowa families are being forced to sell off their artifacts, and frackers have threatened to kill her grandfather over his water rights. When Mud and her cousin Denny discover her grandfather missing, accused of stealing the valuable Jefferson Peace medal from the tribe museum—and stumble across a body in his work room—Mud has no choice but to search for answers. Mud sets out into the Wildlife Refuge, determined to clear her grandfather's name and identify the killer. But she has no idea that she's about to embark on a vision quest that will involve deceit, greed, and a charging buffalo—or that a murderer is on her trail
By Erika T Wurth. 2022
"The audiobook narrated by Tonantzin Carmelo is enthralling." - Buzzfeed Erika T. Wurth's White Horse is a gritty, vibrant debut…novel about an Indigenous woman who must face her past when she discovers a bracelet haunted by her mother's spirit. Some people are haunted in more ways than one. Kari James, Urban Native, is a fan of heavy metal, ripped jeans, Stephen King novels, and dive bars. She spends most of her time at her favorite spot in Denver, the White Horse. When her cousin Debby finds an old family bracelet that once belonged to Kari's mother, it inadvertently calls up both her mother's ghost and a monstrous entity, and her willful ignorance about her past is no longer sustainable... Haunted by visions of her mother and hunted by this mysterious creature, Kari must search for what happened to her mother all those years ago. Her father, permanently disabled from a car crash, can't help her. Her Auntie Squeaker seems to know something but isn't eager to give it all up at once. Debby's anxious to help, but her controlling husband keeps getting in the way. Kari's journey toward a truth long denied by both her family and law enforcement forces her to confront her dysfunctional relationships, thoughts about a friend she lost in childhood, and her desire for the one thing she's always wanted but could never have. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books
By Eric Gansworth. 2022
It's a rare book that can make the tried-and-true genre of the coming-of-age novel seem novel. There are the standard…markers of the hero's journey—the trials, the dark night of the soul, the lesson learned. From Printz Honor author Eric Gansworth comes My Good Man, a literary tour-de-force sure to turn the genre on its head. Brian, a 20-something reporter on the Niagara Cascade City Desk, is navigating life as the only Indigenous writer in the newsroom, being lumped into reporting on stereotypical stories that homogenize his community—the nearby Tuscarora reservation. But when a mysterious roadside assault lands Tim, the brother of Brian's mother's late boyfriend, in the hospital, Brian must pick up the threads of a life that he's abandoned. The resulting narrative takes us through Brian's childhood and slice-of-life stories on the reservation, in Gansworth's signature blend of crystal sharp, heartfelt literary realist prose. But perhaps more importantly, it takes us through Brian's attempt to balance his feet between Haudenosaunee and American life, between the version of his story that would prize the individual over all else, and the version of himself that depends on the entire community's survival
By Joshua Whitehead. 2020
Lambda Literary Award winner A bold and breathtaking anthology of queer Indigenous speculative fiction, edited by the author of Jonny…Appleseed. This exciting and groundbreaking fiction collection showcases a number of new and emerging 2SQ (Two-Spirit and queer) Indigenous writers from across Turtle Island. These visionary authors show how queer Indigenous communities can bloom and thrive through utopian narratives that detail the vivacity and strength of 2SQness throughout its plight in the maw of settler colonialism's histories. Here, readers will discover bioengineered AI rats, transplanted trees in space, the rise of a 2SQ resistance camp, a primer on how to survive Indigiqueerly, virtual reality applications, mother ships at sea, and the very bending of space-time continuums queered through NDN time. Love after the End demonstrates the imaginatively queer Two-Spirit futurisms we have all been dreaming of since 1492. Contributors include Nathan Adler, Darcie Little Badger, Gabriel Castilloux Calderon, Adam Garnet Jones, Mari Kurisato, Kai Minosh Pyle, David Alexander Robertson, jaye simpson, and Nazbah Tom.
By Traci Sorell. 2022
In this uplifting, contemporary Native American story, River is recovering from illness and can't dance at the powwow this year.…Will she ever dance again? River wants so badly to dance at powwow day as she does every year. In this uplifting and contemporary book perfect for beginning readers, follow River's journey from feeling isolated after an illness to learning the healing power of community. Additional information explains the history and functions of powwows, which are commonplace across the United States and Canada and are open to both Native Americans and non-Native visitors. Author Traci Sorell is a member of the Cherokee Nation, and illustrator Madelyn Goodnight is a member of the Chickasaw Nation
By Rebecca Roanhorse. 2022
Celeste, a card sharp with a need for justice, takes on the role of advocatus diaboli, to defend her sister…Mariel, accused of murdering a Virtue, a member of the ruling class of this mining town, in a new world of dark fantasy from the New York Times bestselling author of Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse.The year is 1883 and the mining town of Goetia is booming as prospectors from near and far come to mine the powerful new element Divinity from the high mountains of Colorado with the help of the pariahs of society known as the Fallen. The Fallen are the descendants of demonkind living amongst the Virtues, the winners in an ancient war, with the descendants of both sides choosing to live alongside Abaddon&’s mountain in this tale of the mythological West from the bestselling mastermind Rebecca Roanhorse.
By Joy Cowley. 1998
Marta Enos is having a bad day. It begins when the wind blows her homework out the window and the…dogs chew it to pieces. Her grandmother consoles her with a tortilla as "big and pale as a rising full moon," along with ancient words of advice. This charming story, set on a Papago reservation in southern Arizona near the Mexican border, offers Native American wisdom that helps children--and adults as well--put their problems in perspective.
By Anthony Perry, Danielle Greendeer, Alexis Bunten. 2022
In this Wampanoag story told in a Native tradition, two kids from the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe learn the story of…Weeâchumun (corn) and the first Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving story that most Americans know celebrates the Pilgrims. But without members of the Wampanoag tribe who already lived on the land where the Pilgrims settled, the Pilgrims would never have made it through their first winter. And without Weeâchumun (corn), the Native people wouldn't have helped. An important picture book honoring both the history and tradition that surrounds the story of the first Thanksgiving.
By Kathryn Lasky. 2022
When Yossel&’s family flees anti-Jewish pogroms in Russia and immigrates to the American Southwest, he worries about making a new…home and new friends.In his family's new store next to the Navajo reservation, Yossel watches neighbors pass through. He learns lots of Navajo (Diné) words, but he's still too afraid and lonely to try talking to anyone. Finally he meets Thomas, a Navajo boy just his age. Making new friends can be hard, especially when you're learning a new language to tell your jokes. A historical picture book about the power of cross-cultural friendships and the joy of finding out the true meaning of home.
By Nancy Bo Flood, Rose Ann Tahe, Jonathan Nelson. 2018
In Navajo families, the first person to make a new baby laugh hosts the child's First Laugh Ceremony. Who will…earn the honor in this story?The First Laugh Ceremony is a celebration held to welcome a new member of the community. As everyone--from Baby's nima (mom) to nadi (big sister) to cheii (grandfather)--tries to elicit the joyous sound from Baby, readers are introduced to details about Navajo life and the Navajo names for family members. Back matter includes information about other cultural ceremonies that welcome new babies and children, including man yue celebration (China), sanskaras (Hindu) and aquiqa (Muslim).
By Traci Sorell. 2022
In this uplifting, contemporary Native American story, River is recovering from illness and can't dance at the powwow this year.…Will she ever dance again?River wants so badly to dance at powwow day as she does every year. In this uplifting and contemporary picture book perfect for beginning readers, follow River's journey from feeling isolated after an illness to learning the healing power of community.Additional information explains the history and functions of powwows, which are commonplace across the United States and Canada and are open to both Native Americans and non-Native visitors. Author Traci Sorell is a member of the Cherokee Nation, and illustrator Madelyn Goodnight is a member of the Chickasaw Nation.
By Art Coulson. 2021
Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!Bo wants to find the perfect container to show off his traditional marbles…for the Cherokee national Holiday. It needs to be just the right size: big enough to fit all the marbles, but not too big to fit in his family's booth at the festival for the Cherokee National Holiday. And it needs to look good! With his grandmother's help, Bo tries many containers until he finds just the right one. A playful exploration of volume and capacity featuring Native characters and a glossary of Cherokee words.Storytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education nonprofit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.