Lesson Stories - Contemporary

$10.00 each
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Please Do Not Touch the Indians

In this play, Joseph Dandurand infuses traditional storytelling into nonlinear theater.

$17.00 each
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Powwow’s Coming

Boyden’s engaging verse and vibrant, brightly colored collages make an excellent read-aloud for the very youngest of listeners.

$22.00 each
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Questions & Swords: Folktales of the Zapatista Revolution

A refreshing take on the EZLN rebellion, that makes this complicated history accessible via folktales.

$25.00 each
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Rachel’s Children: Stories from a Contemporary Native American Woman

An engaging and humorous true story of a contemporary Ojibwa woman and her children.

$11.00 each
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Red Parka Mary

A charming, warm-hearted Christmas story about intergenerational friendship, where a young boy learns to look past appearances.

$9.75 each

Rocks Not Happy In Sacks

A beautiful expression of the belief that all things in creation are sacred. The text is easy for very early readers.

$17.00 each
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Selu: Seeking the Corn Mother’s Wisdom

Rooted in the old stories of Selu, the Cherokee Corn Mother, Awiakta suggests ways that ancient wisdoms apply to contemporary issues.

$17.00 each
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Seven Eyes, Seven Legs: Supernatural Stories of the Abenaki

These traditional and contemporary stories are for learning from, for thinking deeply about, and for re-reading, over and over.

$10.00 each
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Sky

In the spring of 1964 on the Blackfeet reservation, eleven-year old Georgia and her grandparents rebuild their lives after a flood washes away all of their possessions.

$9.00 each
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SkySisters

Two Ojibwe sisters walk out across the frozen north country to see the midnight dancing and shimmering of the SkySpirits, which some people call the Northern Lights.

$13.00 each
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Smoke Signals (Screenplay)

Alexie’s screenplay, based on a short story from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, later made into the award-winning feature film of the same title (also available from Oyate).

$16.00 each
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Spirits Dark and Light: Supernatural Tales from the Five Civilized Tribes

Stories in which the world of the spirits and the natural world come together to relay lessons about life and values.

$18.00 each
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Talking with Mother Earth / Hablando con Madre Tierra

Argueta’s poems, in Spanish and English, are about gratitude for the four directions and all the gifts of life. Appropriate for beginning readers. 


Argueta’s poems, in Spanish and English, are intense, honest and moving. They are about gratitude for the four directions and all the gifts of life. They are about the beauty that is all around. They are about healing from the wounds of racism. And they are about knowing who you are forever. Whether he is called Tetl (by his grandmother) or Jorge (by everyone else), this young boy knows who he is and who his relatives are, and that is what these poems are about. Don’t hesitate to read and show this beautiful book to young children. It is for them, and for all of us.

 

Author: Jorge Argueta (Pipil/Nahua)
Illustrations: Color illustrations by Lucia Angela Pérez
Binding Availability: Paperback or Hardcover
Published: 2006
Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Pipil/Nahua

$17.00 each
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Thanks to the Animals

In this perfect bedtime story for emerging readers, all the animals of the forest come together to shield and protect a lost child until his father can take him home safely.

$11.00 each
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The Bannock Book

Pepere has diabetes, so a young girl and her mother prepare a more healthful version of bannock for their family. Emergent readers. 

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