Our intention is to acquire and make available ALL picture books featuring indigenous people and people of color published in the U.S. since 2002, including reprints. Inclusion of a title in the collection DOES NOT EQUAL recommendation. See our related readings page for suggested links for evaluating books.
In a time when darkness covered the land, a boy named Weget is born who is destined to bring the light. With the gift of a raven's skin that allows him to fly as well as transform, Weget turns into a bird and journeys from Haida Gwaii into the sky. There he finds the Chief of the Heavens who keeps the light in a box. By transforming himself into a pine needle, clever Weget tricks the Chief and escapes with the daylight back down to Earth
This adventurous tale follows three boys from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, who after discovering an old oil drum on the beach embark on a journey they'll never forget!
Young Solomon is devastated when his favorite maple tree falls in a storm but the experience of helping his uncle make a mask teaches him to deal with his grief
"A sweet and simple introduction to Inuit hunting practices and the proper treatment of game. Nutaraq and Simonie are eager to go on their first hunting trip with their father. As they load up their snow machine and sled for the trip, Nutaraq hopes that she will be able to catch her first caribou that weekend, with some help from her dad. But when the trip nears its end and Nutaraq still hasn't caught her first caribou, she tries her very hardest to follow all of her father's advice about how Inuit traditionally hunted on the land"--|cProvided by publisher
A story of one little boy's dream to provide clean drinking water to the people of Africa
A young Native American boy waits for his father's return while he discovers what life is like at a busy fur trading post, until he must make a decision on his own as an unexpected storm appears on the lake
Although young Danny has been turned out of the hockey league, he must forget his own troubles and find a way to help his brother, home for Christmas under mysterious circumstances
In collaboration with Northern Cree, illustrator Jim Poitras, Cree poet Shelley Willier, and best-selling Métis author David Bouchard, The drum calls softly shares the passion and beauty of Native culture through words, paintings, and songs in a stunning book that is accessible to child and adult alike
One Christmas afternoon, Lou in Canada writes to Araba, his pen pal in an unnamed tropical country, to explain to her what snow is. In free verse, he describes it by moonlight, in the late day, and in the muddy spring. His catalog of enjoyments includes tobogganing; packing snowballs; and making forts, igloos, and snow angels- all activities that most northerners will recognize, but few tropical dwellers may picture without explanation
Two Ojibway sisters trek across the frozen north country to see the SkySpirits, the Northern Lights