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Indigenous Resources

Highlights resources pertaining to Indigenous Peoples. Some international content is included in this guide however; the focus is on communities Indigenous to Turtle Island (North America)

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Literature Resources for Children and Young Adults

Birchbark Books is a native-owned bookstore focused on stocking Native American titles. The bookstore also features traditional handmade objects, artworks, and ornaments made by Native artists.

Lee and Low Books publish multicultural children’s books. It offers a selection of Native American, First Nations, and Indigenous children’s books. Its collections consist of titles that feature Native American culture, authors, and illustrators. 

We Need Diverse Books is a non-profit organization focused on publishing children’s books with diverse characters. The organization offers resources such as diverse book lists, grants, scholarships, and internship grants.

Colours of Us is a blog with collections of multicultural children’s book reading lists. The reading lists consist of book titles, organized based on ethnicity and reading levels.

The American Indian in Children’s Literature annually releases a book list consisting of children’s books written about or by indigenous peoples. It also offers analyses of indigenous characters’ portrayal in various children’s books.

The American Indian Library Association biennially awards the Youth Literature Award to Native Americans and Indigenous peoples for their writings and illustrations. The association also offers various grants and scholarships.

Talk Story Together is a literary program focused on exploring American Indian and Asian Pacific American traditions and experiences. It offers composite bibliographies of children’s books.

The author's website offers a bibliography of Native American children’s and young adults' books published since 1995.