Indigenous People Themed Book Suggestions for Young Readers
Carol Roberts, head of young people’s services at Troy Public Library, talks about books for Native American Heritage month. The discussion also touches on the importance of reading to “zero year olds” and the resources available to help young people deal with grief and loss. Books covered: Carol Lindstrom’s picture book “We Are Water Protectors” (2020); Cynthia Leitich Smith (ed)’s “Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids” (2021); Julie Flett’s “Birdsong” (2019); “An Indigenous People’s History of the United States for Young People (2019 adaptation of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s book); and Anna Polehala’s bilingual (English/Hopi)board book “Celebrate my Hopi Corn” (2016). By Brea Barthel, who welcomes your suggestions for future topics or books.