This Indigenous Peoples’ Day, we are excited to celebrate the lives and stories of Native and Indigenous people. At New Horizon Academy, we complied a list of our favorite books for you and your little one to enjoy together as we honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard
This award-winning picture book tells the history of fry bread in the Native American history. Your family will savor the rich descriptions included in the book and may even be inspired to create your own batch of fry bread using the recipe included in the book.
Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk
Your family is sure to enjoy this sweet bedtime poem and the beautiful illustrations that describe the traditional Inuit values of love and respect for the land and its animals.
Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. Child
This delightful book is a true celebration of tradition, culture, family, and history of the Ojibwe people, told through the eyes of Windy Girl, a young girl and her experiences at powwow.
Your family will enjoy the rich traditions of the powwows.
On the Trapline by David A. Robertson
This beautiful picture book celebrates the Indigenous culture and traditions, as a young boy and his grandpa travel together to the trapline where his grandfather lived off the land and hunted animals.
You and your little one will revel in the heartfelt story as a young boy learns about his grandfather and his experiences as a child.
Explore our book recommendations to celebrate and discuss the traditions and cultures of Indigenous people.
You can easily access these books by using the free Libby App, https://libbyapp.com, to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library.