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tâpwê êkwa mamâhtâwastotin (Tâpwê and the Magic Hat, Cree edition)

illustrated by Buffy Sainte-Marie & Michelle Alynn Clement, translated by Solomon Ratt
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: native american, values & virtues, self-esteem & self-reliance, native canadian, chapter books, country & ethnic, friendship

A Cree edition of  beloved Indigenous icon Buffy Sainte-Marie's chapter book inspired by oral histories and traditions. On a prairie reserve, Tâpwê receives a mysterious gift from Kokhom (grandma)—and finds himself on an unforgettable adventure. 

Tâpwê can’t wait to spend a week with his cousins on the other side of the Cree reserve—especi …

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The Amajurjuk

by Levi Illuitok, illustrated by Ben Shannon
edition: Paperback
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: native american, polar regions, monsters

In this faithful retelling of a traditional story from the Kugaaruk region, told by Elder Levi Illuitok, a father must save his infant child from an amajurjuk, an ogress known to steal children. When the ogress takes advantage of the child’s mother being blind to trick her into giving away her child, the child’s father embarks on a quest to sav …

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Bedtime in Nunatsiavut

by Raeann Brown
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: native canadian, other, bedtime & dreams

A sweet, beautiful book for children depicting the transformative dreams envisioned by a young Inuk girl, with the help of her loving mother.

In Bedtime in Nunatsiavut, a little girl named Nya yearns to fly, swim, and wander like the goose, salmon, bear, fox, and other animals that populate her world. Each night, her loving Ananak (mother) tucks her …

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A Bend in the Breeze

by Valerie Sherrard
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: survival stories, friendship

When eleven-year-old Pascale Chardon finds herself on a lifeboat drifting toward an uncharted island with no memory of how she got there, all she wants is to get back to her family. The islanders, however, have a different objective.

For many decades, the islanders have been anticipating the arrival of someone foretold only as the Long Awaited. The …

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Rabbit Chase

by Elizabeth LaPensee, by (artist) KC Oster, translated by Aarin Dokum
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: native american, native canadian

A BookRiot “Don’t-Miss 2022 Queer Graphic Novels & Memoirs” List

Anishinaabe culture and storytelling meet Alice in Wonderland in this coming-of-age graphic novel that explores Indigenous and gender issues through a fresh yet familiar looking glass.

Aimée, a non-binary Anishinaabe middle-schooler, is on a class trip to offer gifts to Paayehns …

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The Silk Road

by Kirsten Marion
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, other, asian, friendship

Lucy wants an adventure. Dee just wants to find his missing parents. When they chance upon a hidden road and the lord of stone offers them a quest, the opportunity for both arises. All they have to do is befriend a young emperor—which would be a lot easier if he wasn't a royal pain and an angry queen didn't want to destroy him.

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The Clever Wife

A Kyrgyz Folktale

by Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Ayesha Gamiet
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: country & ethnic, muslim, asian, asia

Based on a traditional folktale from Kyrgyzstan in central Asia, this is the story of a spirited young heroine named Danyshman, whose wit and courage draw the attention and admiration of the ruling Khan Bolotbek. Superbly illustrated by Ayesha Gamiet, a master in the art of Islamic manuscript illumination, this classic “thinking outside the box …

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Mermaid Lullaby

by Briana Corr Scott
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: mermaids, bedtime & dreams

A gentle board book for bedtime featuring mer-moms and mer-babies, from the creator of The Book of Selkie and Wildflower.
Now the sun is dipping low
It's time to go to bed.
Swaddled tight in seaweed wraps
They rest their sleepy heads...
A soothing board book lullaby about mer-moms and their mer-babies at bedtime, from the creator of The Book of …

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