Best Books for Kids for Native American Heritage Month

Best Books for Kids for Native American Heritage Month
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Because November is National Native American Heritage Month, we want to take this time to celebrate not only the first peoples of this land but those who are still here and fighting for their rights, culture, and way of life.

In addition to exploring these books celebrating indigenous stories, you can support Native American communities through one of these organizations:

Additional information on getting involved with Native communities can be found on PowWows.com

Native American books for Kids

Stories that celebrate Native American heritage.

Kimotinâniwiw Itwêwina : Stolen Words

Kimotinâniwiw Itwêwina / Stolen Words by Melanie Florence

When a little girls asks her grandfather to say something in his language, Cree, he tells her that his language was stolen from him as a child. So she embarks on a journey to help him get it back!

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We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

Inspired by the modern fight to save Earth’s water, this book shows the connection between the Earth’s water and everything around us. But when a giant black snake threatens that water, a young girl must stand up and become a water protector.

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We Are Grateful- Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell

Told by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, this book shows modern life for the Cherokee and that anticipation and gratitude felt as we move through life in each season.

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Jingle Dancer by Cynthia L. Smith

Jingle Dancer by Cynthia L. Smith

Jenna loves the cone-shaped jingles sewn to Grandma Wolfe’s dress. She loves the tradition of jingle dancing and hopes to dance at the next powwow, but she has a problem. How will her dress without jingles?

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Fry Bread- A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard

Fry Bread- A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard

Lyrical and sweet, Fry Bread brings meaning to something that might otherwise seem mundane. Fry bread is warmth. It is time and nation. It is so much more than food.

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D Is for Drum- A Native American Alphabet by Debbie Shoulders

D Is for Drum- A Native American Alphabet by Debbie Shoulders

Simple and fun, this book connects elements of Native life and culture with the alphabet.

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Be Brave, Be Brave, Be Brave by F. Anthony Falcon

Be Brave, Be Brave, Be Brave by F. Anthony Falcon

Based on a true story, this book follows the thoughts and hopes, worries and wishes, of a Native man wondering what lessons he’ll pass on to his newborn son.

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