Indigenous Children’s Booklist

The story of America is incomplete without Indigenous voices. Nancy, one of our Children’s Librarians, has compiled this list of picture books with stories by Indigenous authors and illustrators. These books can be found in The City Library’s catalog: https://catalog.slcpl.org/default.aspx

#ownvoices

Younger Readers:

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  • First Laugh: Welcome, Baby! · Written by Rose Ann Tahe [Naaneesh’t’ezhi Tachii’nii nish’li (The Charcoal Streaked Division of the Red Running Into the Water Clan) born for Ashiihi bashish’chiin (Salt People Clan)], and Nancy Bo Flood · Illustrated by Jonathan Nelson [Navajo; Kiiyaa’áanii (Towering House Clan) and Naakai Dine’é (Mexican Clan)].
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  • Bowwow Powwow: Bagosenjige-niimi’idim · Written by Brenda J. Child (Red Lake Ojibwe Nation) · Illustrated by Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe Nation) · Translated by Gordon Jourdain (Ojibwe, Lac La Croix First Nation).
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  • We Are Water Protectors · Written by Carole Lindstrom (Anishinabe/Metix, Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe Indians) · Illustrated by Michaela Goade (Raven moiety/ Kiks.ádi Clan).
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  • A Day with Yayah · Written by Nicola I. Campbell (Nicola Valley, BC First Nations) · Illustrated by Julie Flett (Cree-Métis heritage).
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  • At the Mountain’s Base · Written by Traci Sorell (Cherokee Nation) · Illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva, Los Angeles Basin).

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