Native American Children's Books
This list of children's books (ages 3+) by Native American authors was created by a librarian at The Seattle Public Library in conjunction with Beyond the Frame, a community-wide initiative revisiting the photographs of Edward S. Curtis and sparking conversations on Native identity, race and resilience, art and culture. The Library will be presenting exhibits and related programming throughout 2018, beginning with Living Cultures.
The Apple Tree
Tharp-Thee is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation.
Format: Book - 2015 First editionView The Apple Tree
Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story
This traditional tale is told by Salish elder Johnny Arlee and illustrated by Salish and Navajo artist Sam Sandoval.
Format: Book - 2005View Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story
Chukfi Rabbit's Big, Bad Bellyache: A Trickster Tale
Rodgers is a member of the Chocktaw Nation.
Format: Book - 2014 First editionView Chukfi Rabbit's Big, Bad Bellyache: A Trickster Tale
Fishing With Grandma
Avingaq is an Inuit from the Igoolik area in Nunavut, Canada.
Format: Book - 2015View Fishing With Grandma
The Good Rainbow Road: Rawa 'kashtyaa'tsi Hiyaani
Ortiz is an Acoma Pueblo Indian who was born and raised near Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up speaking the Acoma tongue.
Format: Book - 2010View The Good Rainbow Road: Rawa 'kashtyaa'tsi Hiyaani
Campbell is Interior Salish on her mother's side and Métis from Saskatchewan on her father's side.
Format: Book - 2011View Grandpa's Girls
How I Became A Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story
Tingle is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Format: Book - 2013View How I Became A Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story
How Raven Stole the Sun
Williams is a member of the Tlingit Nation.
Format: Book - 2001 First editionView How Raven Stole the Sun
Minnema is an Ojibwe who grew up on the Mille Lacs Reservation in Minnesota.
Format: Book - 2014View Hungry Johnny
Smith is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation.
Format: Book - 2000View Jingle Dancer