Childrens books about native americans

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Native American Books For Children (65 books)

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Published 19.11.2018

Native American Children's Books Part 1

Top 10: Best Native American Books for Kids

Sharing these stories with your children, whether they are Native or not, is a great way to teach them about different cultures as well as to make sure that their rich stories are not lost. Many of the stories below belong to many different tribes including Abenaki, Mohawk, Navajo, Cheyenne, Cherokee, Iroquois, and more. Crazy Horse is one of the most well-known Native American heroes. The tale is of how Curly grows into the warrior Crazy Horse. Beautifully illustrated by Sioux artist S. Libby Mitchell is trying to visit her friend for a special ceremony on the night of the full moon, but soldiers suddenly rush in and order everyone at the camp to move, including Libby. This amazing story about two sisters journey and along the way they make snow angels, listen to coyotes, catch snowflakes, and more.

Best Native American Children’s Books

The memories I do have reflect stereotypes that are sadly still very common among white people. The ownvoices movement calls for more books that are about marginalized people to be written by authors who share that same identity. For one, too often non-Native voices have perpetuated inaccurate information and racist stereotypes. Disclosure: For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. You can read my full disclosure policy here. One of the most troubling ideas that many non-indigenous folks have about American Indians and First Nations peoples is that they no longer exist.

November is Native American Heritage Month! Little You by Richard Van Camp. The gently rhyming poetic text is perfectly complemented by the arty collage-style illustrations. Complemented with stunning photographs, Welcome Song for Baby is a perfect first board book for newborns. Loving Me features expressive photographs of multi-generational Native American families. From a gentle kiss from mom and a hug from dad, to a playful romp with an older brother and reading with grandpa, babies and toddlers will enjoy looking at the loving family interactions in this warm book about love and diversity. This beautifully illustrated board book encourages children everywhere to reflect on what makes them happy.


  1. James O. says:

    The holiday shopping season is upon us, and with Native American History Month winding down, now is a great time to combine the two with some recommendations that do double duty: They not only educate children about American Indian heritage but also make great gifts!

  2. Corette G. says:

    In fact, in a study by the Cooperative Children's Book Center of 3, children's books, less than 1% of them featured Native American or.

  3. Tobias N. says:

    I don't think that AICL has ever gone six weeks without a post!

  4. Lilly F. says:

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