Celebrating Native American Heritage Month AND National Picture Book Month
November is Native American Heritage Month
It's also National Picture Book Month!
Luckily, we have some great picture books about Indigenous people and culture, so you can celebrate both at the same time!
Here are some of our favorites:
By Danielle Greendeer, Anthony Perry, and Alexis Bunten
This is another must have addition to any family's Thanksgiving book collection! Told through the perspective of a grandmother teaching her grandchildren, it focuses on the harvest time for the Wampanoag people. The children learn about the "three sisters" (beans, squash, corn) and their importance for those early settlers in that area. — Amy P.
Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior by Carole Lindstrom
Autumn Peltier, Water Warrior is a beautifully illustrated picture book about the power of indigenous voices, especially that of indigenous women. Using the real life story of Anishinaabe Elder, Josephine Henrietta Mandamin and her great niece, Autumn Peltier it expertly captures the courage and passion of the two women and the impact they’ve made.
Finding my Dance by Ria Thundercloud
Finding My Dance is a wonderful story of Ria Thundercloud’s personal journey through dance. It's about finding, pursuing, and soaring in what you love and how it will take you to new places while also bringing you closer to home. A truly inspiring picture book.
Remember by Joy Harjo and Michaela Goade
With words by previous poet laureate Joy Harjo of the Mvskoke Nation and gorgeous illustrations by Caldecott medalist Michaela Goade of the Tlingit Nation, this picture book is for everyone! Give it a read and treat your eyes to a beautiful spectacle of art and poetry.
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