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Debbie Reese is tribally enrolled at Nambé Pueblo, a federally recognized sovereign tribal nation in northern New Mexico. A former school teacher and assistant professor in American Indian Studies, her blog, American Indians in Children's Literature, is widely read by educators and writers in the U.S. and Canada.
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Sharice's Big Voice
A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman
Sharice Davids, Nancy K. Mays - 2021-06-01
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This picture book autobiography tells the triumphant story of Sharice Davids, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first LGBTQ congressperson to represent Kansas!When Sharice Davids was young, she never thought she’d be in Congress. And she never thought she’d be one of the first Native American women in Congress. Dur...
Debbie Reese
@yaelastor Her book is one I recommend, most often, when working with teachers and librarians. No matter what age level, that book is tremendously useful!      source
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Nibi Emosaawdang / The Water Walker
Joanne Robertson - 2019-09-17
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The story of the determined Ojibwe Nokomis (grandmother) Josephine Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (water). Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect water for future generations and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men and youth, have walked the perimeter of the Great Lakes and along the banks of numerous...
Debbie Reese
A beautiful and significant book from Joanne Robertson. Do you have a copy? I hope so--but if not, get one. Read it, share it, learn from it.      source
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Robert E. Lee and Me
A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause
Ty Seidule - 2021-01-26
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In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy—and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed.Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in th...
Debbie Reese
@Bartography @Ty_Seidule That is a fascinating book. His fav book from childhood....      source
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Do All Indians Live in Tipis?
Questions and Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian
NMAI - 2018-04-10
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How much do you really know about totem poles, tipis, and Tonto? There are hundreds of Native tribes in the Americas, and there may be thousands of misconceptions about Native customs, culture, and history. In this illustrated guide, experts from Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian debunk common myths and answer frequently asked qu...
Debbie Reese
I highly recommend that book. Here's the link to get it:      source
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Josie Dances
Denise Lajimodiere - 2021-05-04
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Josie dreams of dancing at next summer's powwow. But first she needs many special things: a dress, a shawl, a cape, leggings, moccasins, and, perhaps most important of all, her spirit name. To gather all these essential pieces, she calls on her mom, her aunty, her kookum, and Grandma Greatwalker. They have the skills to prepare Josie for her powwow...
Debbie Reese
Highly recommended: JOSIE DANCES. Written by Denise Lajimodiere; illustrated by Angela Erdrich. It is another terrific book from @MNHSPress.      source
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(Skin to the Core)
Eric Gansworth - 2020-10-06
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How about a book that makes you barge into your boss's office to read a page of poetry from? That you dream of? That every movie, song, book, moment that follows continues to evoke in some way?The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside."Eric Gansworth is ...
Debbie Reese
Definitely go to this panel and hear from Gansworth! Get his book. APPLE: SKIN TO THE CORE is excellent.      source
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We Are Water Protectors
Carole Lindstrom - 2020-03-17
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Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption--a bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.Water is the first medicine.It affects and connects us all . . .Whe...
Debbie Reese
Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade--Two Tribally Enrolled Women--Made History Today for their book, WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS.      source
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El Arqueólogo Peruano Julio C. Tello / Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello (Spanish and English Edition)
Monica Brown - 2020-08-18
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A bilingual picture book biography of Peruvian archaeologist and national icon Julio C. Tello, who unearthed Peru's ancient cultures and fostered pride in the country's Indigenous history. Growing up in the late 1800s, Julio Tello, an Indigenous boy, spent time exploring the caves and burial grounds in the foothills of the Peruvian Andes. Nothing s...
Debbie Reese
@monicabrownbks @elisachavarri I like that book a lot! Happy to see recognition for it and you.      source
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Original Local
Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest
Heid E. Erdrich - 2013-11-01
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Local foods have garnered much attention in recent years, but the concept is hardly new: indigenous peoples have always made the most of nature’s gifts. Their menus were truly the “original local,” celebrated here in sixty home-tested recipes paired with profiles of tribal activists, food researchers, families, and chefs. A chapter on wild rice mak...
Debbie Reese
@triciaebarvia @sarahjteacher @pernilleripp @SchleiderJustin I like this book, a lot! ORIGINAL LOCAL: INDIGENOUS FOODS, STORIES, AND RECIPES FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST, by Heid E. Erdrich      source
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The Marrow Thieves
Cherie Dimaline - 2017-09-01
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In a futuristic world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's Indigenous people, and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow, and dreams, means death for the unwillin...
Debbie Reese
@TchKimPossible @triciaebarvia It is a very good book!      source
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Indian No More
Charlene Willing McManis - 2019-12-10