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.
Tigluk and his grandmother paddle out into the Arctic Ocean where they find a young polar bear whose mother has died because of the changes brought about by the warming climate, and they bring the cub back to their town so they can teach it how to survive in a changing world
This book chronicles the unbreakable spirit of an Inuit girl while attending an Arctic residential school
Each letter in the word "Inuksuk" is represented by an Inuktitut word, which together create a wonderful overview of life in the Arctic
Presents the story of Nuliajuq, the spirit of the sea, and how she came to live at the bottom of the ocean as a powerful and vengeful spirit
The experiences of a young child as she and her grandmother go for a walk along the shore to gather clams for the family's supper. During the experience Alego finds many new and interesting animals and creatures that live the tide pools along the shore and grandmother teaches her the names of the creatures
"Inspired by the real-life recollections of an elder from Arviat, Nunavut, this book lovingly recreates the traditional dog-rearing practices that prevailed when Inuit relied on dogs for transportation and survival" -- P.  of cover
Offers a look into the life of Matthew Henson, from his humble birth to his crucial role in the discovery of the North Pole