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.
Kamik's First Sled
Sulurayok is an Inuit elder from Nunavut.
Format: Book - 2015View Kamik's First Sled
Kunu's Basket: A Story From Indian Island
Francis comes from both the Penobscot Indian Nation in Maine and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
Format: Book - 2012 First hardcover editionView Kunu's Basket: A Story From Indian Island
Little Whale: A Story of the Last Tlingit War Canoe
Peratrovich is a member of the Tlingit Nation and the son of noted Alaska Native civil rights leaders Roy and Elizabeth Peratrovich.
Format: Book - 2016View Little Whale: A Story of the Last Tlingit War Canoe
Erdrich is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe.
Format: Book - 2016 First editionView Makoons
Only in My Hometown: Kisimi Taimaippatut Angirrarijarani
Sisters Angnakuluk and Ippiksaut Friesen are from an Inuit community in Nunavut, Canada.
Format: Book - 2017View Only in My Hometown: Kisimi Taimaippatut Angirrarijarani
Powwow Summer: A Family Celebrates the Circle of Life
Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Anishinabe Nation.
Format: Book - 2013View Powwow Summer: A Family Celebrates the Circle of Life
Rabbit's Snow Dance: A Traditional Iroquois Story
Bruchac is of Abenaki heritage.
Format: Book - 2012View Rabbit's Snow Dance: A Traditional Iroquois Story
Rainbow Crow: Nagweyaabi-aandeg
Bouchard is Métis and identifies as Ojibway.
Format: Book - 2012View Rainbow Crow: Nagweyaabi-aandeg
Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender
Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas.
Format: Book - 2017View Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender
Sister Rabbit's Tricks
Garcia is a member of the Santa Ana Pueblo tribe.
Format: Book - 2013View Sister Rabbit's Tricks