POWERFUL NATIVE-AMERICAN IMAGES REVEALED IN PICTURE BOOKS

COMPILED BY KAY E. VANDERGRIFT

Children's Literature Page

"Silence is a major value in Native American culture, for silence is the token of acceptance, the symbol of peace and serenity, and the outward expression of harmony between the human and natural worlds." --Diane Long Hoeveler.

Achimoona. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada: Fifth House, 1985.

Ahenakew, Freda. How The Birch Tree Got Its Stripes. Illus. by George Littlechild. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Nanada: Fifth House, 1988.

Ahenakew, Freda. Wisahkecahk Flies to the Moon. Illus. by Sherry Farrell Racette. Winnepeg: Pemmican, 1999.

Ancona, George. Earth Daughter: Alicia of Acoma Pueblo. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Ancona, George. Mayeros: A Yucatec Maya Family. New York: William Morrow, 1997.

Andrews, Jan. Very Last First Time. Fullerton, CA: Aladdin, 1998.

Ata, Te. Baby Rattlesnake. Adapted by Lynn Moroney. Illus. by Veg Resiberg. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press, 1989.

Baker, Olaf. Where the Buffalo Begin. Illus. by Stephen Gammell.New York: Viking, 1989.

Baylor, Byrd. Hawk, I'm Your Brother. Illus. by Peter Parnall. New York: Scribner's., 1976.

Baylor, Byrd. When Clay Sings. Illus. by Tom Bahti. New York: Scribner's, 1972.

Baylor, Byrd. One Small Blue Bead. Illus. by Ronald Himler. New York: Scribner's, 1992.

Beardslee, Lois. Waboseg (An Objibwe Story about Rabbits’ Ears. Glen Arbor, MI: Cottage House Books, 1997.

Benton-Banai, Edward. The Mishomis Book: The Voice of the Ojibway. Illus. by George Liles. Hayward, WI: Indian Country Communications, 1979.

Bierhorst, John. The Woman Who Fell From the Sky: The Iroquois Story of Creation. Illus. by Robert Andrew Parker. New York: Morrow, 1993.

Bruchac, Joseph. The First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story. Illus. by Anna Vojtech. New York: Dial, 1993.

Bruchac, Joseph. Fox Song. New York: Philomel, 1993.

Bruchac, Joseph. Eagle Song. New York: Dial, 1996.

Bruchac, Joseph. Crazy Horse’s Vision.  Illus. by S.D. Nelson. New York: Lee & Low, 2000.

Bruchac, Joseph and Bruchac, James.  How Chipmonk Got his Stripes. New York: Dial, 2001.

Bunting, Eve. Cheyenne Again. Illus. by Irving Toddy. New York: Clarion, 1995.

Caduto, Michael J. and Joseph Bruchac. Keepers of the Earth. Illus. by John Kahionhes Fadden. Golden, CO: North American Press, 1988.

Clark, Ann Nolan. In My Mother's House. Illus. by Velino Herrera. New York: Viking, 1941.

Cohen, Caron Lee. The Mud Pony. Illus. by Shanto Begay. New York: Scholastic, 1988.

Cuthand, Beth and Stan Cuthand. The Little Duck/Sikihpsis. Illus. by Mary Longman. Penticton, BC: Theytus, 1999.

Duncan, Lois. The Magic of Spider Woman. Illus. Shonto Begay. New York: Scholastic, 1996.

Ekoomiak, Normee. Artic Memories. New York: Holt, 1990.

Erdrich, Louise. Grandmother’s Pigeon. Illus. Jim LaMarche. New York: Hyperion, 1999.

Esbensen, Barbara Juster. Ladder to the Sky: How the Gift of Healing Came to the Ojibway Nation. Illus. by

Judith K. Davie. Boston, MA: Little Brown, 1989.

Esbensen, Barbara Juster. The Star Maiden: An Ojibway Tale. Illus. by Judith K. Davie. Boston, MA: Little Brown, 1988.

Fawcett, Melissa Jayne and Josheph Bruchac. Makiawisug: The Gift of the Little People. Illus. David Wagner.Uncasville, CT: Little People Publications, 1997.

Goble, Paul. Buffalo Woman. New York: Bradbury, 1984.

Goble, Paul. I Sing for the Animals. New York: Bradbury, 1991.

Goble, Paul. Beyond the Ridge. New York: Bradbury, 1989.

Goble, Paul. Death of the Iron Horse. New York: Bradbury, 1987.

Goble, Paul. Star Boy. New York: Bradbury, 1983.

Goble, Paul. Dream Wolf. New York: Bradbury, 1990.

Goble, Paul. Her Seven Brothers. New York: Bradbury, 1988.

Goble, Paul. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. New York: Bradbury, 1978.

Goble, Paul. The Lost Children. New York: Bradbury, 1993.

Gravelle, Karen. Growing Up Where the Partridge Drums its Wings. Illus. Steve Poole. New York: Franklin Watts, 1997.

Hale, Janet Campbell. The Owl’s Song. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press. 1998.

Harjo, Joy. The Good Luck Cat. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace. 2000.

Heath, Kristina. Mama’s Little One. Gresham, WI: Muh-he-con-neew Press, 1998.

Heinz, Brian. Kayuktuk: An Arctic Quest. Illus. Jon Van Zyle. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1996.

Hucko, Bruce. A Rainbow at Night: The World in Words and Pictures by Navajo Children. San Francisoc, CA: Chronicle Books, 1996.

Hulpach, Vladimir. Ahaiyute and Cloud Eater. Illus. Marek Zawadzki. Translated by Pauline Hejl. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Hunter, Sara Hoagland. The Unbreakable Code. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland. 1996.

Joe, Donna. Salmon Boy: A Legend of the Sechelt People. Illus. Charlie Craigan. Gibsons, BC: Nightwood Editions, 1999.

Joosse, Barbara M. Mama, Do You Love Me? Illus. by Barbara Lavallee. San Francisco: CA: Chronicle Books, 1991.

Keams, G. Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun: A Cherokee Story. Illus. by J. Bernardin. Flagstaa, AZ: Northland, 1995.

Keegan, Marcia. Pueblo Boy: Growing Up in Two Worlds. New York: Dutton, 1991.

Keeshig-Tobias, Lenore. Bird Talk. Illus. Polly Keeshig-Tobias.Toronto: Sister Vision Press. 1991.

Keeshig-Tobias, Lenore. Emma and the Trees. Illus. Polly Keeshig-Tobias. Toronto: Sister Vision Press. 1997.

Kendall, Russ. Eskimo Boy: Life in an Inupiaq Eskimo Village. New York: Scholastic, 1992.

Kesey, Ken. The Sea Lion. Illus. by Neil Waldman. New York: Viking, 1992.

King, Thomas. Coyote Sings to the Moon.  Illus. Johnny Wales. Toronto: Key Porter Kids, 1998.

Kootenai Culture Committee. Coyote Stories of the Montana Salish Indians.  Illus. by Tony Sandoval, Alameda Addison, and Andy Woodcock. Pablo, MT: Salish Kootenai College Press, 1999.

Kootenai Culture Committee. Owl’s Eyes and Seeking a Spirit. Illus by Debbie Joseph Finley and Howard Kallowat, Jr. Pablo,MT: Salish Kootenai College Press, 1999.

Kusugak, Michael. My Arctic 1,2,3. Illus. by Vladyana Langer Krykorka. Toronto: Annick Press, 1996.

Kusugak, Michael. Arctic Stories. Illus. by Vladyana Langer Krykorka. Toronto: Annick Press, 1998.

Loewen, Iris. My Mom Is So Unusual. Illus. by Alan Pakarnyk. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Pemmican Publications, 1986.

Lopez, Barry. Crow and Weasel. Illus. by Tom Pohrt. San Francisco, CA: North Point Press, 1990.

McDermott, Gerald. Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993.

McDonald. Megan. Tundra Mouse. Illus. S.D. Schindler. New York: Orchard. 1997.

McLain, Gary. The Indian Way: Learning to Communicate with Mother Earth. Illus. by Michael Taylor. Santa Fe, NM: John Muir, 1990.

McLellan, Joe and Matrine McLellan. Nanabosho and the Kitchie Odjig. Illus. by Lloyd Swampy and Jeff Burling. Winnipeg: Pemmican, 1997.

McLellan, Joe and Matrine McLellan. Nanabosho and the Cranberries. Illus. by Lloyd Swampy.  Winnipeg: Pemmican, 1998.

Miles, Miska. Annie and the Old One. Illus. by Peter Parnall. Boston, MA: Little Brown, 1971.

Moore, Reavis. Native Artists of North America. Sante Fe, NM: John Muir Publications, 1993.

Nelson, S.D. Gift Horse. New York: Lee and Low, 1999.

New Mexico People and Energy Collective. Red Ribbons for Emma. Illus. by photos. Standford, CA: New Seed Press, 1981.

Nex, Redwing T. Forbidden Talent. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland, 1995.

Okanagan Tribal Council. How Food Was Given, How Names Were Given and How Turtle Set the Animals Free. Penticton, BC: Theytus, 1999.

Ortiz, Simon. The People Shall Continue. Illus. by Sharon Graves. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press, 1988.

Rodanas, Kristina. Dragonfly's Tale. New York: Clarion, 1991.

Rodanas, Kristina. Dance of the Sacred Circle: A Native American Tale. Boston, MA: Little Brown, 1994.

Roessel, Monty. Songs from the Loom: A Navajo Girl Learns to Weave. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner, 1995.

Savageau, Cheryl.  Muskrat Will Be Swimming. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland. 1996.

Scott, Ann Herbert. On Mother's Lap. Revised Edition. Illus. by Glo Coalson. New York: Clarion, 1992.

Shemie, Bonnie. Houses of Bark: Tipi, Wigwam and Longhouse, Native Dwellings, Woodland Indians.

Montreal, Canada: Tundra Books, 1990.

Smith, Cynthia. Jingle Dancer.  Illus by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. New York: Morrow. 2000.

Tapahonso, Luci. Songs of Shiprock Fair.  Illus. by Anthony Chee Emerson. Walnut, CA: Kiva. 1999.

Thomason, Dovie. The Animals’ Wishes.  Illus. by Bee Willy. Barrington, IL: Rigby Reed, 2000.

Trimble, Stephen. Village of Blue Stone. Illus. by Jennifer Ownings Dewey and Deborah Reade. New York: Macmillan, 1990.

Umpherville, Tina. Jack Pine Fish Camp. Illus. by Christie Rice. Winnipeg, BC: Pemmican, 1997.

Van Laan, Nancy. Rainbow Crow. Illus. by Beatriz Vidal. New York: Knopf, 1989.

Van Laan, Nancy. In a Circle Long Ago: A Treasury of Native Lore from North America. Illus. by Lisa Desimini. New York: Knopf, 1995.

Waboose, Jan Bourdeau. Morning on the Lake. Illus. by Karen Reczuch. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1998.

Waboose, Jan Bourdeau. Skysisters. Illus. by Brian Deines. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2000.

Wheeler, Bernelda. Where Did You Get Your Moccasins? Illus. by Herman Bekkering. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Pemmican Publications, 1986.

Wood, Ted and Wanbi Numpa Afraid of Hawk. A Boy Becomes a Man At Wounded Knee. New York: Walker, 1992.

Yolen, Jane. Sky Dogs. Illus. by Barry Moser.San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990.

Zola, Maguido and Angela Dereume. Nobody. Illus. by Wendy Wolsak. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Pemmican Publications, 1983.

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