OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher It's Test Day, Tiger Turcotte is a chapter book for young readers about a multiracial boy coping with test anxiety. Tiger is seven and is taking a first-time, serious test in second grade. The test anxiety begins in the morning at home before he sets off to class. Despite his mother's calming presence, Tiger still has worries about the test. He wonders about the possible types of questions on this special test. Then the test begins and right off there is a problem question.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Arctic Memories is a collection of stories and brief information pieces about the Inuit way of life written and illustrated by Inuk artist Normee Ekoomiak (1948-2009). His recollections of his childhood in Fort George on James Bay are reflected in he images and text of the Iglu, Arctic Spring, Ice Fishing, the Shelter, the Blanket Toss Game, String Games, and High-Kick Game. Each of the sections is accompanied by one or two colour art pieces by the author.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Wilma Mankiller: Chief of the Cherokee Nation is one of the titles in the Signature Lives Series published by Compass Point Books. The remarkable life story of Wilma Mankiller (1945- ) is told in nine chapters. As a Cherokee girl, Wilma Mankiller grew up during a time of change in America. She experienced first-hand the effects of the federal government's relocation program for Native Americans when her family was moved from their home in Oklahoma to San Francisco.
Prolific Abenaki writer Joseph Bruchac has written a new first-person narrative biography of famed athlete Jim Thorpe (1887-1953). Thorpe is known as the greatest athlete who ever lived and his career in professional football and Major League Baseball stand as lasting testaments to this remarkable person. He was winner of Olympic gold medals in track and field during the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. The accounts of his early years and difficult times at Carlisle Indian School (residential school) are told with candor and modesty.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Quiet Hero: The Ira Hayes Story is the story of the remarkable Pima soldier Ira Hayes and his life. Born in 1923 Ira Hayes grew up on the Gila River Reservation in Arizona with his parents and brothers. Life on the reservation was hard but Ira and his family made a living as cotton farmers. As a teen Ira was sent to Phoenix Indian School in 1940. This was a boarding school (residential school) run by the government. The regimented living conditions at the school made an impression on the shy youth.
The Girl Who Married the Moon: Tales from Native North America is a collection of 16 legends gathered and retold by noted storytellers Joseph Bruchac and Gayle Ross. Bruchac is the well-known Abenaki storyteller. Ross is a Cherokee storyteller and author who is a descendant of John Ross, the principal Cherokee chief during the Trail of Tears. Together they combine their talents to create a lively celebration of the roles of Native women through traditional stories and legends.