Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: American Indian Youth Literature Award Winners & Honors

Child, Brenda J.

2020 Winner. "When Uncle and Windy Girl attend a powwow, Windy watches the dancers and listens...

Maillard, Kevin Noble.

2020 Winner. Also available in Overdrive.. Using illustrations that show the diversity in Native A...

McManis, Charlene Willing.

2020 Winner. When Regina's Umpqua tribe is legally terminated and her family must relocate fro...

Flett, Julie.

Also available in Hoopla. When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonel...

Flett, Julie.

A book demonstrating colors in English as well as in Cree, along with the pronunciation. ...

Highway, Tomson.

When Joe and Cody sing and dance for the caribou, something unexpected happens. ...

Gonzalez, Xelena.

Also available in Hoopla. Finding circles everywhere, a grandfather and his granddaughter meditate ...

Bruchac, Joseph.

Although he is uncertain why his father is so angry and what secret his mother is keeping from him,...

Day, Christine.

Also available in Hoopla. "When twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her atti...

Erdrich, Louise.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojib...

King, Thomas.

Also available in Hoopla. Coyote is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Beaver, Bear, Otter, and Moose f...

Marshall, Joseph.

Also available in Overdrive. Teased for his fair coloring, eleven-year-old Jimmy McClean travels wit...

Tingle, Tim.

A Choctaw boy tells the story of his tribe's removal from the only land its people had ever kn...

Sorell, Traci.

"At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a...

Tingle, Tim.

In the 1800s, a Choctaw girl becomes friends with a slave boy from a plantation across the great ri...

Vandever, Daniel W.

At a very strict school in Indigenous Nation, everyone but Holden stays in line until they reach th...

Tingle, Tim.

Also available in Hoopla. Choctaw author Tim Tingle tells the story of his famly's move from Ok...

Nelson, S. D.

Sitting Bull was one of the greatest Lakota/Sioux warriors and chiefs who ever lived. From killing ...

Marks, Johnny.

After a Tlingit mother gives her son a dried piece of salmon with mold on the end, he flings it away...

Gibbons, Janine.

"After the flood, Raven falls from the sky far out to sea. How will he get back to the mainlan...

Huson, Brett D.

Also available in Hoopla. "An engaging look at how the animals, people, and seasons within an ...

Herrington, John.

Go on a Mission to Space with Chickasaw astronaut John Herrington, as he shares his flight on the s...

Leatherdale, Mary Beth, editor.

Anthology of art and writings from some of the most groundbreaking Native artists working in North ...

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.

Virginia and her brother are never allowed to pick first from the donation boxes at church because ...

Sorell, Traci.

Also available in Overdrive and Hoopla. Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tr...