Youth Reading List

Youth Reading List

Native American Titles in the Tribal Library Collection

Compiled by the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Library


Elementary (ELEM) – Junior High and High School (YA)


Young Adult (YA) Non-fiction

Aaseng, Nathan. Navajo Code Talkers. Walker & Co., 2002.


Aderkas, Elizabeth von. American Indians of the Pacific Northwest. Osprey, 2005.


Bergstrom, Amy. The Seventh Generation: Native Students Speak about Finding the Good Path.    

     ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education & Small.


Crozier-Hogle, Lois, et al. Surviving in Two Worlds: Contemporary Native American Voices.   

      University of Texas Press, 1997.


Crow, Joseph Medicine, and Herman J. Viola. Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the

      Reservation and Beyond. National Geographic, 2006.


Deloria, Vine. Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact. Fulcrum    

      Publishing, 1997.


D’Orso, Michael. Eagle Blue: A Team, a Tribe, and a High School Basketball Season in Arctic

      Alaska. Bloomsbury USA., 2007.


Dunn, Anne M. Grandmothers Gift: Stories from the Anishinabeg. Holy Cow Press, 1997.


Edwards, Judith. The History of the American Indians and the Reservation. Enslow Publ., 2008.


Erdoes, Richard, and John (Fire) Lame Deer. Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions. Simon & Schuster

      Paperbacks, 2009.


Faulk, Odie. The Modoc People. Indian Tribal Series, 1976.


Ferris, Jeri. Native American Doctor: The Story of Susan LaFlesche Picotte. Carolrhoda Books,


Fournel, Kelly. Native Women of Courage. 7th Generation, 2007.


Fraser, Frances, and Lewis Parker. The Bear Who Stole the Chinook: and Other Stories. E.M.

      Hale, 1959.


Freedman, Russell. Indian Winter. Holiday House, 1995.


Goldstein, Margaret J. You Are Now on Indian Land: the American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz

      Island, California, 1969. Twenty-First Century Books, 2011.


Gravelle, Karen. Soaring Spirits: Conversations with Native American Teens., Inc.,   


Green, Paul, and Abbe Abbott. I Am Eskimo, Aknik My Name. Alaska Northwest Books, 2004.


Highwater, Jamake, and Fritz Scholder. Anpao: an American Indian Odyssey.

      HarperCollins/HarperTrophy, 1995.


Hoxie, Frederick E. Encyclopedia of North American Indians. Houghton Mifflin, 1996.


Juettner, Bonnie. 100 Native Americans Who Shaped American History. Bluewood Books, 2003.


Kavin, Kim. Tools of Native Americans: A Kids Guide to the History & Culture of the First

      Americans. Nomad Press, 2006.


Kawano, Kenji. Warriors Navajo Code Talkers. Northland Pub., 2002.


Keeney, Bradford P., and Kern L. Nickerson. Walking Thunder: Diné Medicine Woman. Ringing

      Books Press, 2001.


Kroeber, Theodora, and Ruth Robbins. Ishi, Last of His Tribe. Bantam, 1981.


Landon, Rocky, and David Macdonald. A Native American Thought of It: Amazing Inventions and

      Innovations. W. Ross MacDonald School Resource Services Library, 2014.


Mankiller, Wilma Pearl, and Michael Wallis. Mankiller: A Chief and Her People. St. Martins

     Griffin, 2000.


Mathis, Andy, and Marion Wood. Native American Civilizations. Rosen Central, 2010.


Momaday, N. Scott. The Way to Rainy Mountain. University of New Mexico Press, 2015.


Monroe, Jean Guard., et al. They Dance in the Sky: Native American Star Myths. Houghton

      Mifflin, 2007.


Native American Design – Image Archive with CD


Native American Rights Fund. Visions for the Future: A Celebration of Young Native American

       Artists. Fulcrum Pub., 2007.


Olson, Kristine. Standing Tall: The Lifeway of Kathryn Jones Harrison, Chair of the Confederated

       Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community. Oregon Historical Society Press in Association with  

       University of Washington Press, 2005.


Peppas, Lynn. The Displacement of Native Peoples. Crabtree Publishing, 2016.


Ruby, Robert H., et al. A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest. Univ. of Oklahoma

        Press, 2010.


Schilling, Vincent. Native Athletes in Action! 7th Generation, 2016.


Schilling, Vincent. Native Men of Courage. 7th Generation, 2008.


Schmidt, Jeremy, and Laine Thom. In the Spirit of Mother Earth: Nature in Native American Art.

        Chronicle Books, 1994.


Seton, Ernest Thompson. The Gospel of the Redman. World Wisdom, 2005.


Spence, Lewis. North American Indians. Senate, 1996.


Stratton, Florence, et al. When the Storm God Rides: Tejas and Other Indian Legends. Charles

         Scribners Sons, 1936.


Sullivan, Robert. A Whale Hunt. Scribner, 2000.


Trafzer, Clifford E. The Chinook. Chelsea House, 1990.


Young Adult (YA) Fiction

Alexie, Sherman. Reservation Blues. Grove Press, 2014.

Alexie, Sherman, and Ellen Forney. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Little,

          Brown, 2009.


Bruchac, Joseph. At the End of Ridge Road. Milkweed Editions, 2005.


Bruchac, Joseph. Children of the Longhouse. Puffin Books, 1998.


Bruchac, Joseph. Geronimo. Scholastic, 2006.


Bruchac, Joseph. Killer of Enemies. Tu Books, 2016.


Bruchac, Joseph. Sacajawea. Harcourt Children’s, 2009.


Bruchac, Joseph. The Winter People. Puffin Books, 2004.


Bruchac, Joseph, and Sally Wern. Comport. The Dark Pond. HarperCollins, 2004.


Carlson, Lori Marie. The Moccasin Thunder: Contemporary American Indian Stories for Today.

        HarperCollins, 2005. **This title has some language and sexual content to be aware of.


Carvell, Marlene. Who Will Tell My Brother? Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, 2004.


Davis, Will, and Joseph Bruchac. Dawn Land. First Second, 2010.


Earling, Debra Magpie. Perma Red. BlueHen Books, 2003.


Edwardson, Debby Dahl. My Name Is Not Easy. Skyscape/Amazon Children’s Pub., 2013.


Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House. (Birchbark House Series, Book 1.). HyperionBooks for

         Children, 1999.


Hirschfelder, Arlene B., and Beverly R. Singer. Rising Voices Writings of Young Native Americans.   

         Ivy Books, 1993.


Ihimaera, Witi. The Whale Rider. Heinemann Educational Books Ltd., 2005.


Kinsella, William P. The Secret of the Northern Lights. Thistledown Press, 1998.


Lampman, Evelyn Sibley., and Richard Bennett. Treasure Mountain. Oregon Historical Society

         Press, 1990.


Lampman, Evelyn Sibley., and Richard Bennett. Witch Doctors Son. Doubleday, 1954.


Markle, Sandra. The Fledglings. Bantam Books, 1992.


Mikaelsen, Ben. Ghost of Spirit Bear. HarperCollins Publishers, 2008.        


Mikaelsen, Ben. Touching Spirit Bear. HarperCollins Publishers, 2002.


Robinson, Gary. Thunder on the Plains. 7th Generation, 2013.


Robinson, Gary. Tribal Journey. 7th Generation, 2013.


Robinson, Margaret A. A Woman of Her Tribe. Ballantine, 1992.


Sharpe, Susan. Spirit Quest. Puffin Books, 1993.


Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. The Trickster and the Troll. University of Nebraska Press, 1997.


Welch, James. The Indian Lawyer. Penguin Books, 1991.



Elementary Non-fiction

Aliki. Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians. HarperCollins Publishers, 1986.

American Indian Nations (12 book series)

Ancona, George. Powwow. Harcourt Brace, 1993.

Ansary, Mir Tamim. Northwest Coast Indians. Heinemann Library, 2001.

Battice, H. J. The Medicine Boy. 1st Books Library, 2002.

Belarde-Lewis, Miranda, and John Harrington. Meet Lydia: A Native Girl from Southeast Alaska.

           Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Association with Council Oak

           Books, 2004.


Bial, Raymond. Longhouses. Children’s Press, 2004.

Brown, Tricia. Children of the Midnight Sun: Fresh Voices of Alaska’s Native Kids. Alaska

           Northwest Books, 2019.


Browne, Vee, and Baje Whitethorne. Monster Slayer: a Navajo Folktale. Northland Pub., 1991.

Bruchac, Joseph, and Rocco Baviera. A Boy Called Slow: The True Story of Sitting Bull. Putnam &

           Grosset Group, 1998.

Bruchac, Joseph, and S. D. Nelson. Jim Thorpes Bright Path. Lee & Low Books, 2008.

Bruchac, Joseph, and Michael J. Caduto. Native American Animal Stories. Fulcrum Pub., 1992.

Bruchac, James, et al. The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales.

           Sterling, 2009.


Cohlene, Terri, and Charles Reasoner. Clamshell Boy: a Makah Legend. Watermill Press, 2001.


Cohlene, Terri, et al. Dancing Drum. Rourke Corp., 1990.


Cohlene, Terri, and Charles Reasoner. Turquoise Boy: a Navajo Legend. Watermill Press, 2001.


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Beaver Steals Fire: a Salish Coyote Story. Univ Of

           Nebraska Press, 2008.


Connolly, James E., and Andrea Adams. Why the Possums Tail Is Bare, and Other North

           American Indian Nature Tales. Stemmer House Publishers, 1985.


Dennis, Yvonne Wakim, et al. A Kids Guide to Native American History: More than 50 Activities.

           Chicago Review Press, 2010.


Dennis, Yvonne Wakim, and Arlene B. Hirschfelder. Children of Native America Today.

           Charlesbridge, 2014.


Doeden, Matt. Weapons of the American Indians. Capstone Press, 2009.


Doherty, Craig A., and Katherine M. Doherty. The Apaches and Navajos. F. Watts, 1989.


Dominic, Gloria, and Charles Reasoner. Brave Bear and the Ghosts: a Sioux Legend. Rourke

           Corp., 1996.


Eastman, Charles A., et al. The Raccoon and the Bee Tree. South Dakota State Historical Society,



Erdoes, Richard, et al. The Sound of Flutes, and Other Indian Legends. Pantheon Books, 1976.


Flanagan, A. C. The Wampanoags. Children’s Press, 1998.


Fleischer, Jane, and Bert Dodson. Sitting Bull, Warrior of the Sioux. Troll Associates, 1979.


Heady, Eleanor B., and Arvis L. Stewart. Sage Smoke: Tales of the Shoshoni-Bannock Indians.

           Silver Burdett Press, 1993.


Hoyt-Goldsmith, Diane, and Lawrence Migdale. Potlatch: a Tsimshian Celebration. Holiday

           House, 1997.


Hucko, Bruce. A Rainbow at Night: The World in Words (JN). Chronicle Books, 1996.


Jassem, Kate, and Allan Eitzen. Pocahontas, Girl of Jamestown. Troll Associates, 2001.


Johnson, Robert Proctor. Chief Joseph. Dillon, 1980.


Jones, Hettie, and Robert Andrew. Parker. The Trees Stand Shining. Dial Press, 1971.


Kamma, Anne, and Pamela Johnson. If You Lived with the Indians of the Northwest Coast.

           Scholastic, 2002.


King, Sandra, and Catherine Whipple. Shannon: an Ojibway Dancer. Lerner Publications Co.,



Koontz, Robin Michal. Indigenous Peoples. Rourke Educational Media, 2014.


Lee, Betsy. Charles Eastman The Story of an American Indian. Distributed by ERIC

           Clearinghouse, 1979.


Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, et al. Hiawatha. Weston Woods Studios, 2004.


McKeown, Martha Ferguson, and Archie W. McKeown. Come to Our Salmon Feast. Binfords &

           Mort, 1959.


Morris, Neil. Native American Myths. Skyview Books, 2009.


Morrow, Mary Frances., and Ken Bronikowski. Sarah Winnemucca. Raintree Steck-Vaughn

           Publishers, 1992.


Nashone, and Ross Coates. Grandmother Stories of the Northwest. Sierra Oaks Pub. Co., 1987.


Nashone, and Louise Smith. Where Indians Live: American Indian Houses. Sierra Oaks Publishing

           Company, 1989.


Nelson, S. D. Quiet Hero the Ira Hayes Story. Lee & Low, 2017.


New True Books (Series with Native American titles)

Noble, David Grant. 101 Questions about Ancient Indians of the Southwest. Southwest Parks

           and Monuments Association, 1998.


O’Hearn, Michael, and Roberta Collier-Morales. How Spirit Dog Made the Milky Way: a

           Retelling of a Cherokee Legend. Picture Window Books, 2009.


Philip, Neil, and Edward S. Curtis. Weave Little Stars into My Sleep: Native American Lullabies.

           Clarion Books, 2002.


Prentzas, G. S. The Kwakiutl Indians. Chelsea House, 1993.


Reising, Robert. Jim Thorpe. Dillon Press, 1974.


Russell, George. American Indian Facts of Life: A Profile of Todays Population, Tribes and

            Reservations. Native Data Network, 2004.

Secakuku, Susan, and John Harrington. Meet Mindy: A Native Girl from the Southwest. Gareth  

           Stevens Pub., 2004.


Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk., and Stephen Gammell. Dancing Teepees: Poems of American

           Indian Youth. Holiday House, 1989.


Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk., and Ronald Himler. The Nez Perce: The First Americans Book.

           Holiday House, 1994.


Staub, Frank J. Children of the Tlingit. Carolrhoda Books, 1999.


Stein, R. Conrad., and David Catrow. The Story of Wounded Knee. Children’s Press, 1983.


Tayac, Gabrielle, and John Harrington. Meet Naiche: A Native Boy from the Chesapeake Bay

           Area. National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, in Association

           with Beyond Words Pub., 2002.


Thompson, Linda. People of the Northwest and Subarctic. Rourke Pub., 2004.


Weil, Ann, and Charlotte Guillain. American Indian Cultures. Heinemann Library, 2013.


Williams, Suzanne. Chinook Indians. Heinemann Library, 2003.


Wittstock, Laura Waterman., and Dale Kakkak. Ininatigs Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native

           Sugarmaking. Lerner Publications Co., 1993.


Yamane, Linda, and Dugan Aguilar. Weaving a California Tradition: A Native American

           Basketmaker. Lerner Publications, 1997.


Yasuda, Anita, and Jennifer K. Keller. Explore Native American Cultures!: with 25 Great Projects.

           Nomad, 2013.


Elementary Fiction (Chapter)

Bouchard, David, et al. The First Flute: Whowhoahyahzo Tohkohya. Red Deer Press, 2016.

Bruchac, Joseph, and Sally Wern Comport. Bearwalker. HarperCollins Publishers, 2007.

Bruchac, Joseph. Hidden Roots. Bowman Books, 2010.

Bruchac, Joseph, and James Watling. The Arrow over the Door. Puffin Books, 2002.

Bruchac, Joseph. The Heart of a Chief: A Novel. Puffin Books, 2001.

Bruchac, Joseph. Skeleton Man. Scholastic, 2002.

Bruchac, Joseph. The Dark Pond. CNIB, 2011.

Bruchac, Joseph. The Warriors. Darby Creek Publishing, 2003.

Creech, Sharon. Walk Two Moons. Harper, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2012.

Edwards, Margaret Watt. Koom of the Tillamooks. Binford & Mort Pub, 1998.

Griese, Arnold A., and Glo Coalson. At the Mouth of the Luckiest River. Crowell, 1973.

Lenski, Lois. Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison. Harper Collins, 1995.

Marshall, Joseph, and Jim Yellowhawk. In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse. Amulet Books, 2015.

McMillan, Frank N. The Young Healer. Charlesbridge, 2012.

McNeer, May, and Lynd Ward. War Chief of the Seminoles. E.M. Hale, 1954.

Monture, Joel. Cloudwalker: Contemporary Native American Stories. Fulcrum Inc., 1997.

Osborne, Mary Pope. Adaline Falling Star. Scholastic Press, 2000.

Parry, Rosanne. Written in Stone. Yearling, 2014.

Rinaldi, Ann. My Heart Is on the Ground: The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl. Scholastic

         Inc., 1999.


Ringstad, Muriel E., and Donald Croly. Eye of the Changer: A Northwest Indian Tale. Alaska

         Northwest Pub. Co., 1984.


Smith, Cynthia Leitich., and Jim Madsen. Indian Shoes. HarperCollins, 2002.

Speare, Elizabeth George. The Sign of the Beaver. Sandpiper/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.

Wolfbear, Jessie. Tales of Bear and Deer: Native American Teaching Tales for Children of All

         Ages. 1stBooks Library, 2001.


Elementary Picture Books – Fiction and Non-fiction

Andrews, Jan, and Ian Wallace. Very Last First Time. House of Anansi Press, 2017.

Aveni, Anthony F., and S. D. Nelson. The First Americans: The Story of Where They Came from

          and Who They Became. Scholastic Nonfiction, 2005.

Baylor, Byrd, and Peter Parnall. Everybody Needs a Rock. Econo-Clad Books, 1999.


Baylor, Byrd, and Peter Parnall. Hawk, I’m Your Brother. Aladdin Paperbacks, 1998.


Bouchard, Dave, and Roy Henry Vickers. The Elders Are Watching. Raincoast, 2004.


Bowden, Joan Chase, and Marc Tolon Brown. Why the Tides Ebb and Flow. Houghton Mifflin,



Bruchac, Joseph, et al. How Chipmunk Got His Stripes: A Tale of Bragging and Teasing. Puffin

         Books, 2003.


Bruchac, Joseph, and Anna Vojtech. The First Strawberries: a Cherokee Story. Puffin Books,



Bruchac, Joseph, and Jonathan London. Thirteen Moons on Turtles Back: A Native American

         Year of Moons. Paperstar, 1997.


Buckley, Ray. The Give-Away: a Christmas Story. Abingdon Press, 1999.


Corral, Kimberly, et al. A Childs Glacier Bay. Alaska Northwest Books, 1998.


Dawavendewa, Gerald. Tales of the People: The Butterfly Dance. National Museum of the  

         American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 2001.


Dixon, Ann, and James Watts. How Raven Brought Light to People. M.K. McElderry Books, 1992.


Doner, Kim. Buffalo Dreams. Westwinds Pr, 2016.


Dwyer, Mindy. Coyote in Love: The Story of Crater Lake. WestWinds Press, 2014.


Dwyer, Mindy. The Salmon Princess: an Alaska Cinderella Story. Distributed by Publishers Group

         West, 2004.


Erdrich, Liselotte, and Lisa Fifield. Bears Make Rock Soup and Other Stories. Children’s Book

         Press, 2014.


George, Jean Craighead, and Wendell Minor. The Buffalo Are Back. Dutton Children’s Books,



Goble, Paul. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. Simon & Schuster., 1993.


Harper, Piers. How the World Was Saved: & Other Native American Tales. ABC, 1994.


Hinton, Leanne, and Susan L. Roth. Ishi’s Tale of Lizard. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1992.


Hu, Ying-Hwa, et al. Jingle Dancer. Morrow Junior Books, 2009.


Johnston, Tony, and Tomie DePaola. Alice Nizzy Nazzy: The Witch of Santa Fe. Scholastic, 1996.


Jumper, Betty Mae. Legends of the Seminoles. Pineapple Press, 1994.


Keating, Frank, and Mike Wimmer. Will Rogers: Our American Legend. Oklahoma Hall of Fame

         Publishing, 2018.


Krensky, Stephen, and Kelly Dupre. How Coyote Stole the Summer: A Native American Folktale.

         First Avenue Editions, 2009.


Lacapa, Kathleen, and Michael Lacapa. Less than Half, More than Whole. Northland, 2001.


Lewis, Paul Owen. Frog Girl. Tricycle Press, 2001.


Lewis, Paul Owen. Storm Boy. Tricycle Press, 2001.


Littlechild, George. This Land Is My Land. Children’s Book Press, 1993.


Lopez, Barry Holstun, and Tom Pohrt. Crow and Weasel. Sunburst, 1998.


Lorenz, Albert, and Joy Schleh. Journey to Cahokia: A Young Boys Visit to the Great Mound City.

         Harry N. Abrams, 2004.


Magdanz, James S., and Dianne Widom. Go Home, River. Alaska Northwest Books, 1996.


Martin, Bill, et al. Knots on a Counting Rope. Square Fish / Henry Holt and Company, 2012.


Martin, Rafe, and David Shannon. The Rough-Face Girl. G.P. PaperStar, 1998.


McDonald, Megan, and S. D. Schindler. Tundra Mouse: a Storyknife Book. Orchard Books, 1997.


Medicine Crow, Joe, and Linda R. Martin. Brave Wolf and the Thunderbird. Abbeville, 2004.


Messinger, Carla, and Susan Katz. When the Shadbush Blooms. Ten Speed, 2007.


Miles, Miska, and Peter Parnall. Annie and the Old One. Joy Street Books, 1991.


Momaday, N. Scott. Circle of Wonder: A Native American Christmas Story. University of New

         Mexico Press, 1999.


Norton, Jack. Natasha Goes to the Brush Dance. J & J Norton, 2000.


Osofsky, Audrey, and Ed Young. Dreamcatcher. Orchard Books, 1999.


Peterson, Gary K., and Bruce Swanson. Gray Wolfs Search. 7th Generation, 2007.


Renner, Michelle, and Christine Cox. The Girl Who Swam with the Fish: an Athabascan Legend.

        Alaska Northwest Books, 1999.


Sanderson, Esther, and David Beyer. Two Pairs of Shoes. Pemmican Publications, 2017.


Shetterly, Susan Hand. Raven's Light: A Myth from the People of the Northwest Coast. StarWalk

        Kids Media, 2015.


Siberell, Anne. Whale in the Sky. Puffin Unicorn, 1982.


Simms, Laura, and Clifford Brycelea. Moon and Otter and Frog. Hyperion Books for Children,



Sloat, Teri, and Betty Huffmon. Berry Magic. Alaska Northwest Books, 2006.


Sloat, Teri. The Eye of the Needle. Alaska Northwest Books, 2007.


Sloat, Teri, and Reynold Ruffins. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Trout. Square Fish,



Spalding, Andrea, et al. Secret of the Dance. Orca Book Publishers, 2006.


Stevens, Janet. Coyote Steals the Blanket: A Ute Tale. Holiday House, 1993.


Swamp, Chief Jake. Giving Thanks: A Native America Good Morning Message. Lee & Low Books



Taylor, Harriet Peck. Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies. Macmillan Books for Young Readers,



Taylor, Harriet Peck. Coyote Places the Stars. Aladdin Paperbacks, 1997.


Tehanetorens. Sacred Song of the Hermit Thrush: A Native American Legend. Book Pub. Co.,



Tingle, Tim, and Karen Clarkson. Saltypie: a Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light. Cinco

         Puntos Press, 2010.


Van Camp, Richard. What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know about Horses? Children’s Book

         Press (CA), 2013.


Vaughan, Richard Lee, and Lee Christiansen. Eagle Boy: A Pacific Northwest Native Tale.

         Sasquatch Books, 2012.


Wardlaw, Lee. Punia and the King of Sharks. Dial Books, 1997.


Wargin, Kathy-jo, and Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen. The Legend of Sleeping Bear. Sleeping Bear

         Press, 2015.


Williams, Maria, and Felix Vigil. How Raven Stole the Sun. Abbeville Press Publishers, 2001.


Yolen, Jane, and David Shannon. Encounter. Harcourt Brace & Co., 1996.


Yolen, Jane, and Barry Moser. Sky Dogs. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1995.