Kids Books for Native American Heritage Month

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November is Native American Heritage Month!

This month we celebrate the lives, histories, and cultures of Indigenous American individuals, communities, and tribes.

We'd like to acknowledge that Brilliant Books is located on the traditional land of the Odawa/Ottowa nation.  Indigenous people lived on and cared for this land long before it was taken from them—and they're still here.  Native people are your neighbors, friends, and colleages; they are business owners, artists, and artisans.  If you're not aware of the history of your land, its people, and the treaties that have shaped it, we recommend you take a moment and find out.  Learn about the Native American communities around you, and find out how you can support them.

One important piece of supporting Indigenous individuals and communities is raising awareness and educating people—and that begins with chidren.  That's why today we're sharing our favorite kids' books by Native authors and exploring Indigenous stories & themes.  Share these books with a young reader in your life to tell indigenous stories, celebrate Native excellece, and start conversations about issues that Native people face—and the ways in which Indigenous people have persevered.


 

Picture Books

Birdsong

Written & illustrated by Julie Flett

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$17.95

The First Blade of Sweetgrass

By Suzanne Greenlaw & Gabriel Frey, ill. Nancy Baker

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$18.95

Fry Bread

By Kevin Noble Maillard, ill. Juana Martinez-Neal 

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$18.99

Jingle Danger

By Cynthia Leitich Smith, ill. Cornelius Van Wright & Ying-Hwa Hu

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$8.99

My Heart Fills With Happiness

By Monique Gray Smith, ill. Julie Flett

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$10.95

We All Play

Written & illustrated by Julie Flett

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$17.99

We Are Water Protectors

By Carole Lindstrom, ill. Michaela Goade

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$17.99

When We Are Kind

By Monique Gray Smith, ill. Nicole Neidhardt

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$19.95

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Chapter & Middle Grade

Ancestory Approved

Ed. Cynthia Leticia Smith

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$16.99

The Barren Grounds

By David A. Robertson

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$17.99

The Brave

By James Bird

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$16.99

JoJo Makoons

By Dawn Quigley

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$15.99

Race to the Sun

By Rebecca Roanhorse

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$16.99

Rez Dogs

By Joseph Bruchac

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$16.99

The Sea in Winter

By Christine Day

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$16.99

Sisters of the Neversea

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

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$16.99

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Young Adult

Elatsoe

By Darcie Little Badger

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$18.99

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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$16.00

Rain Is Not My Indian Name

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

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$16.99

The Witch King

By H.E. Edgmon

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$18.99

Firekeeper's Daughter

By Angeline Boulley

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$18.99

A Snake Falls to Earth

By Darcie Little Badger

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$18.99

 

That's the list!  We hope you found a great new book to share with a young reader if your life.

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