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American Indian and Alaska Native Characters and Social/Cultural Themes

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Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids

Cynthia Leitich Smith
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2021
Elatsoe

Elatsoe

Darcie Little Badger
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery / Crime
Published:
2020
Image of a wild cat

How I Became a Ghost

Tim Tingle
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2015
I can make this promise

I Can Make This Promise

Christine Day
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2019
rez dogs

Rez Dogs

Joseph Bruchac
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2021
apple-in-the-middle

Apple in the Middle

Dawn Quigley
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2018
Code Talker

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War II

Joseph Bruchac
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2006
Young person looking at the camera

Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices

Lisa Charleyboy, Mary Beth Leatherdale
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir
Published:
2016
fire-keppers-daughter

Firekeeper’s Daughter

Angeline Boulley
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Mystery / Crime
Published:
2021
healer

Healer of the Water Monster

Brian Young
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fantasy, Fiction
Published:
2021
Graphic of head with headphones

If I Ever Get Out of Here

Eric Gansworth
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2015
Young man looking at reflection in mirror

My Name Is Not Easy

Debby Dahl Edwardson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2011
Young woman looking at the camera

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

Lisa Charleyboy, Mary Beth Leatherdale
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Poetry, Short Stories
Published:
2017
Young woman holding a camera

Rain Is Not My Indian Name

Cynthia Leitich Smith
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2001