These are some of our favorite books featuring Indigenous and Native American people, stories, and information for sharing with kids in grades K-2. We tried to find books whose authors illustrators wrote from their own Native American perspective.
This intergenerational story features third-grader Clara, who spends her first summer away visiting family at the Standing Rock Reservation. The tipi is the center of life, joy, and inspiration for them.
The press reported "Indian against Indian" when two Native professional baseball players played against each other for the first time in the 1911 World Series. Charles Bender, pitcher with the Philadelphia As, faced off against John Meyers, a hitter with the New York Giants, in this beautifully illustrated nonfiction picture book.
Phoenix loves to dance and play with dolls, and doesn't quite fit in with the other kids. With the support of his mom and brother, he learns about Two Spirit/Niizh Manidoowag people and how special they are in his culture.