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Told in lively and powerful verse by debut author Kevin Noble Maillard, Fry Bread is an evocative depiction of a modern Native American family, vibrantly illustrated by Pura Belpre Award winner and Caldecott Honoree Juana Martinez-Neal
This dual-language, poetic book for babies and toddlers celebrates every child and the joy babies bring into the world.
At a very strict school in Indigenous Nation, everyone but Holden stays in line until they reach the door at the end of the school day.
Finding circles everywhere, a grandfather and his granddaughter meditate on the cycles of life and nature.
Virginia and her brother are never allowed to pick first from the donation boxes at church because their father is the priest, and she is heartbroken when another girl gets the beautiful coat that she covets. Based on the author's memories of life on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.
Stories of the author's Choctaw Indian family, centering particularly on his blind grandmother.
In the 1800s, a Choctaw girl becomes friends with an enslaved black boy from a plantation across the great river, and when she learns that his family is in trouble, she helps them cross to freedom.