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Grades K–3

Children of the Earth and Sky:
Five Stories About Native American Children by Stephen Krensky (Grades K–2)
These beautifully illustrated original stories tell tales of five Native American peoples: the Hopi, Comanche, Mohican, Navajo, and Mandan.

If You Lived with the Iroquois
by Ellen Levine (Grades 1–4)
Detailed, four-color paintings and a question-and-answer text bring to life the traditional life, customs, and everyday world of the Iroquois—one of the most powerful and influential of the American Indian nations.

If You Lived with the Sioux Indians
by Ann McGovern (Grades 1–4)
Detailed, four-color paintings and a question-and-answer text bring to life the traditional life, customs, and everyday world of the Sioux before the influx of white soldiers and settlers.

If You Lived with the Indians of the Northwest Coast
by Anne Kamma (Grades 1–3)
Told from a child’s perspective, this book contains full-color illustrations and a question-and-answer text, which brings to life traditional customs and the everyday world of the Indians of the Northwest.

Native American Collection
8 Books (Grades K–3)
Set Includes

  • Children of the Earth and Sky
  • The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
  • Giving Thanks
  • The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush
  • The Mud Pony
  • The Rough-Face Girl
  • Snow Bear
  • The Trail of Tears

Grades 4–5

As Long as the Rivers Flow
by Paula G. Allen (Grades 3–6)
Through the centuries and across tribal boundaries, countless Native Americans have made history, despite prejudices against them. These powerful essays celebrate the diversity and talents of nine Native Americans who have made great contributions to arts, politics, sports, and other aspects of American life.

Eagle Song Guided Reading Set:
6 Books (Grades 3–5)
Danny Bigtree's family has moved to a new city, and Danny can't seem to fit in. He's homesick for the Mohawk reservation, and the kids in his class tease him about being an Indian—the thing that makes Danny most proud. Can he find the courage to stand up for himself?

Native American Experience Collection:
10 Books (Grades 4–6)
Set Includes

  • Children of the Wild West
  • Guests
  • If You Lived With the Cherokee
  • Julie of the Wolves
  • Navajo Long Walk
  • Night Bird
  • Pocahontas and the Strangers
  • The Secret of the Seal
  • Sees Behind Trees
  • Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims

How Would You Survive as an American Indian?
by Scott Steedman (Grades 4–6)
Imagine you are an American Indian living long ago. What was your life like? What were the hardships? Would you survive?

My Heart is on the Ground:
The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl, Carlisle Indian School, Pennsylvania, 1880 by Ann Rinaldi  (Grades 4–8)
Journey with a young Sioux girl when she is sent to a government run boarding school to learn the ways and culture of the white man.

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth Speare George (Grades 4–6)
Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in 18th-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive, until local Indians teach him their skills.

Grades 6–8

Arilla Sun Down
by Virgina Hamilton (Grades 6–8)
Newbery Award-winner Virginia Hamilton creates a powerful novel of one girl's overwhelming determination to understand who she is. Twelve-year-old Arilla Adams has walked in her brother Jack's shadow for as long as she can remember. Arilla understands that she is Amerind (part African American, part Native American), but she cannot identify with being just one race like Jack, who identifies with being Native American. Only after saving her brother's life can she discover her true identity.

Native American Experience Collection: 6 Books
(Grades 7–9)
Set Includes:

  • Arilla Sun Down
  • Dogsong
  • Dogwolf
  • The Eagle's Shadow
  • Indian Chiefs
  • The Legend of Jimmy Spoon

Professional Books

Scholastic Book Guides: Indian Chiefs
(Grades 6–9)


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