In observance of Children’s Authors and Illustrators week 2022, the California Native Vote Project would like to provide a list of children’s books written with Native American ideas, stories, and values or by Native American authors. Have you ever looked for a children’s book with Native American themes or stories? Do you know a great book not listed here? Let us know.
Young Water Protectors is a rare story about standing together to fight a company exploiting people and hurting the earth’s resources. This unique period of activism with Native people from many nations is a great visual story about a real-life adventure to stand against giants.
This engaging retelling of the Southern Sierra Miwok legend features the great Yosemite Valley monolith, El Capitan, and how it came to be. Includes notes about the life and culture of the Southern Sierra Miwok and a bibliography.
This heartwarming story based on the author’s own life experience teaches young readers the value of hard work, helping, and caring–even when the thing you are caring for does not love you back.
Isolated, cold, and scared, Zoo Sap cries, and his cries lure the forest animals. Beginning with beaver and ending with the great bald eagle, the creatures rush to guard the babe and harbor him from the chill until his father returns for him.
Two unique stories about two Native high school girls not fitting in and attempting to make sense of Indigenous heritage/ancestry when something has disrupted their position in a Native community.