Books to Help You Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day


On October 10, we have fun Indigenous Peoples Day, recognizing the Native Americans as the primary inhabitants of the land we stay on right here in North America.  Not positive learn how to introduce the subject to your kiddos?  Hike it Baby Bookclub has bought you coated! With ideas from Board Books to nonfiction for teenagers, we have now titles for all ages.  



Board Books (Age 6 months- 4 years previous)

Books particularly geared in direction of the celebration of this present day are restricted for our littlest readers, so we have now additionally included some titles from Native American authors that introduce our readers to their tradition:

We All Count: A Book of Cree Numbers by Julie Flett 

Tribe: Cree-Metis

Count together with Cree numbers!  An introduction to Cree tradition with stunning illustrations, “We All Count” is certain to be a favourite for even the littlest readers in your loved ones.



Good Morning, World by Paul Windsor

Tribe: Haisla and Heiltsuk (First Nations, Canada)

Good Morning World options vibrant Native American artwork, and is participating because it helps kids admire what Mother Nature offers.  It can also be a beautiful e-book full of images for even non-reading kiddos to look via again and again.


Picture Books (Ages 4-8)

All Around Us by Xelena Gonzalez

Tribe: Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation

This award-winning e-book celebrates group and relationships inside households and nature.  It’s an enticing and delightful image e-book telling the story of a Latinx household that readers of all ages can admire.


Indigenous Peoples’ Day by Dr. Katrina Phillips

Tribe: Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe

All concerning the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, this e-book shares the historical past of the vacation in simple to know phrases, in addition to Native American traditions.  It is an excellent introduction to Native American tradition and even touches on the idea of land acknowledgement.


The People Shall Continue by Simon J. Ortiz 

Tribe: Acoma Pueblo

This story is written to be learn aloud within the rhythm of conventional oral narrative and shares the historical past of land being taken from the Indigenous Peoples all through North America.  It is written from the Native American perspective and presents a robust abstract of what Native American tribes suffered when shedding their lands, in a approach that kids can perceive.


Middle Grades (Ages 8 – 12)

Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManis (Tribe: Umpqua/Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde) and Traci Sorell (Tribe: Cherokee)

This multi-award successful learn shares the heartbreaking story of a household relocated from the reserve they’ve identified their entire life, to Los Angeles, in the course of the Civil Rights Era. The household faces relentless racism, as they battle to search out their place in a world they’ve been compelled into by the federal government.



Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition by Anton Treuer 

(Tribe: Ojibwe)

This Q&A mode e-book solutions the entire questions that younger readers might have about Native Americans in an easy-to-read and perceive format.  Tackling primary questions and even the powerful stuff like racism and politics, it is a must-read on your center schoolers that may have questions on Native Americans and their tradition however have no idea learn how to ask them! 


Teen (Ages 13+)

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People by Debbie Reese (Tribe: Nambé Owingeh) and Jean Mendoza

(Adapted from An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States By: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz)

This e-book has been tailored for teenagers and younger grownup readers, however it’s possible you’ll end up choosing it up too! It is written by an Indigenous human rights advocate, who doesn’t sugarcoat the historical past that many teenagers have but to listen to in class.  It speaks to the resistance efforts and resilience of the Native American tribes and can assist all readers mirror on the historical past that we’re all part of.


Share with us your favourite books to have fun Indigenous Peoples Day!



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