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Top American Indian Board Books for the Youngest Readers:

Baby Learns about Colors, by Beverly Blacksheep.

Boozhoo, Come Play With Us, by Deanna Himango

I See Me, by Margaret Manuel

Learn the Alphabet with Northwest Coast Art

Our Journey, by Lyz Jaakola

Welcome Song for Baby: A lullaby for newborns, by Richard Van Camp

Cradle Me, by Debby Slier


Top 10 American Indian Books for Elementary School:

Campbell, Nicola. Shi-shi-etko

Campbell, Nicola. Shin-chi's Canoe

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story

Harjo, Joy. The Good Luck Cat

Messinger, Carla. When the Shadbush Blooms

Ortiz, Simon J. The Good Rainbow Road/Rawa 'kashtyaa'tsi hiyaani: A Native American Tale

Sockabasin, Allen J. Thanks to the Animals

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Jingle Dancer

Tingle, Tim. Crossing Bok Chitto (also When Turtle Grew Feathers and Saltypie)

Waboose, Jan Bourdeau. SkySisters


Top 10 American Indian Books for Middle School:

Bruchac, Joseph. Hidden Roots

Carvell, Marlene. Who Will Tell My Brother?

Dorris, Michael. Sees Behind Trees.

Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House

Loyie, Larry. As Long as the Rivers Flow: A Last Summer before Residential School

Ortiz, Simon. The People Shall Continue

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Indian Shoes

Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Rain Is Not My Indian Name

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. High Elk's Treasure

Sterling, Shirley. My Name is Seepeetza


Top 10 American Indian Books for High School:

Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Broker, Ignatia. Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative

Carlson, Lori Marie (ed.). Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today

Deloria, Ella C. Waterlily

Kenny, Maurice (ed.). Stories for a Winter's Night: Fiction by Native American Writers

King, Thomas. One Good Story, That One

Ortiz, Simon J. Men on the Moon: Collected Short Stories

Tapahonso, Luci. Blue Horses Rush In: Poems and Stories

Taylor, Drew Hayden. The Night Wanderer

Van Camp, Richard. The Lesser Blessed


Top Resources and Materials on Boarding Schools.