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Volume 2   September 2011

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 are:
 

Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light
by Tim Tingle

 In 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 Gulf Coast.
 

Trickster: Native American Tales
by Matt Dembicki who compiled the list of stories written by Native Americans

TRICKSTER: NATIVE AMERICAN TALES is an collection of authentic cultural stories from 21 indigenous tribes from may geographic regions. The stories are about Trickster, 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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