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Social Justice Literature for Youth

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy,…

V is for Voting by Kate Farrell and Caitlin Kuhwald

An engaging introduction to the tenants of democracy, V Is for Voting is a playful, poetic, and powerful primer about the importance of voting and…

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard and Juana Martinez-Neal

Winner of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal and a 2020 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Winner. Told in lively and…

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell and Frane Lessac

This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of…

SkySisters Jan Bourdeau Waboose and Brian Deines

Two Ojibway sisters set off across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits' midnight dance. It isn't easy for the younger sister to be…

Wild Berries by Julie Flett

Spend the day picking wild blueberries with Clarence and his grandmother. Meet ant, spider, and fox in a beautiful woodland landscape, the ancestral home of…