Native Books on the 2011
Notable Children's Books List
Every year the Association for Library Service to Children selects
the very best in children's books.
The books by Native Americans this year
Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from
Darkness into Light
SALTYPIE, Choctaw author Tim Tingle tells
the story of his family's move from
Oklahoma's Choctaw country to Texas.
Spanning fifty years, Saltypie describes the
problems Chris's Choctaw grandmother faced
-- from her Indian boarding school days to
the hardships of life in her new home on the
Trickster: Native American Tales
by Matt Dembicki who compiled the list of
stories written by Native Americans
NATIVE AMERICAN TALES
is an collection of authentic cultural
stories from 21 indigenous tribes from may
geographic regions. The stories are about
a cultural icon and legend in the Native
American oral tradition.
Black Elk's Vision: A Lakota Story
by S.D. Nelson
Black Elkís Vision is a
biography account of Black Elk, an
Oglala-Lakota medicine man. The book shares
the visions Black Elk had as a young boy,
his experiences in the battles of Little Big
Horn and Wounded Knee, and his journeys with
Buffalo Billís Wild West Show in New York
City and Europe.
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