The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales is a collection of traditional stories and legends retold by Joseph and James Bruchac. The authors and storytellers have selected twenty-four appropriate legends and organized them into cultural regions such as the Northeast, the Arctic, and the Great Plains. Each cultural region has a one page description of the region's peoples, geography, and cultural lifestyles.
Coach Tommy Thompson and the Boys of Sequoyah reads like a historical novel about the life and times of a Cherokee youth who went to a boarding school for Native Americans and became a leading sports coach for Native American students. Tommy Thompson (1903-1958) attended the Cherokee Orphan Training School (later known as Sequoyah Indian School) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma following the death of his mother. Here he began his educational experience at a government-run boarding school or residential school.
Native Musicians in the Groove is the 2009 title in the Native Trailblazer Series. This volume offers elementary readers 10 biographical sketches about contemporary First Nations and Native American singers and musicians. Author Vincent Schilling interviewed each participant and supplies fascinating details about each artist. Many artists discuss their early musical influences, education, and ways they overcame racism.
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM GOODMINDS Native Men of Courage is the most recent title in Native Trailblazer Series. This volume offers elementary readers 10 biographical sketches about Aboriginal men who have contributed significantly to the betterment of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities. Each person selected by Mohawk author Vincent Schilling offers readers an insight to men of distinction living and working in Canada and the United States.
Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons is a 32-page multicultural picture book designed to celebrate the love between mothers and sons. Simple rhyming poems capture a tender moment of guidance and joy between parent and child from twelve cultural traditions. The subtle messages of teaching are written in English, Cherokee, Hindi, Danish, Russian, Amharic, Japanese, Inuktitut, Hebrew, Korean, Arabic, and Quechua. Each linguistic and cultural tradition shows mother and son in traditional clothing and settings.
All the Stars in the Sky: Native Stories from the Heavens by Mohawk artist and storyteller C. J. Taylor retells seven traditional stories about the stars, the sun, and the moon. The retellings draw inspiration from Cherokee, Blackfoot, Onondaga, Inuit, Wasco, Salish, and Ojibwe legends. The stories are accompanied by occasional paintings by Taylor.
Wyrwood: The Way of Thorn and Thunder, Book Two is a fantasy novel by Cherokee author Daniel Heath Justice. In this second book of his trilogy, Daniel Heath Justice continues the story of an amazingly complex world with characters and histories worthy of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
Kynship: The Way of Thorn and Thunder, Book One is a fantasy novel by Cherokee author Daniel Heath Justice. In this first book of his trilogy, Daniel Heath Justice creates an amazingly complex world with characters and histories worthy of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. This book is selected as a recommended title in the 2009 First Nations Libraries Community Reads program.
American Indian History: A Documentary Reader contains 13 chapters with selections from American Indian primary sources from pre-contact to the 21st century. Includes the Iroquois Creation Story; George Washington's Indian Policy; Tecumseh's Demands; Iroquois high steel memories; Alcatraz Proclamation; and Louise Erdrich's Dear John Wayne essay.