Hello readers! This week I wanted to give you some resources on teaching about indigenous peoples and rights. Sadly, unjustly and unfortunately, the stories, histories and struggles of Native peoples are left out of history, literature and culture. But their stories deserve to be heard, to be understood and cherished. Many children in our schools identify as a Native American, or a Native Central or South American, we owe it to them to enlighten ourselves to the resources available that showcase their culture and share it with their classmates. Not all of these books are award winners, but I will highlight the ones that are and the links are directly to the book’s Amazon page.
Books on Indigenous Peoples & Rights
- What the Moon Saw — Laura Resau — Ages 8-12 — Américas Award Honorable Mention
- Colibrí — Ann Cameron — Ages 12-15
- Rain Player — David Wisiniewski — Ages 5-8
- Mario’s Mayan Journey — Michelle McCunney — Ages Pre-K-6
- The Corn Grows Ripe — Dorothy Rhoads — Ages 5-8 — Newbery Honor Book
- The True Books: Ancient Civilizations Series–Books on Maya, Aztec and Inca — Ages 5-9
- The Most Beautiful Place in the World — Ann Cameron — Ages 8-12
- Miro in the Kingdom of the Sun — Jane Kurtz — Ages 5-8
As always, please help us expand our list in the comments section.
Welcoming summer with much happiness,