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.
11 books on the list
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Sharice's Big Voice
A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman
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...
@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
Nibi Emosaawdang / The Water Walker
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
Robert E. Lee and Me
A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause
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...
@Bartography @Ty_Seidule That is a fascinating book. His fav book from childhood.... – source
Also recommended byNancy Pearl
Do All Indians Live in Tipis?
Questions and Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian
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...
I highly recommend that book. Here's the link to get it: – source
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...
Highly recommended: JOSIE DANCES. Written by Denise Lajimodiere; illustrated by Angela Erdrich. It is another terrific book from @MNHSPress. – source
Definitely go to this panel and hear from Gansworth! Get his book. APPLE: SKIN TO THE CORE is excellent. – source
We Are Water Protectors
Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade--Two Tribally Enrolled Women--Made History Today for their book, WE ARE WATER PROTECTORS. – source
Also recommended bySimon Smith
@monicabrownbks @elisachavarri I like that book a lot! Happy to see recognition for it and you. – source
Indigenous Foods, Stories, and Recipes from the Upper Midwest
@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
The Marrow Thieves
@TchKimPossible @triciaebarvia It is a very good book! – source