book reviews

Review: Shi-shi-etko

Shi-shi-etko is one of the finest examples of an age-appropriate lesson to teach children about a dark chapter in Native history. In vivid, tender prose, Campbell conveys for children the true impact of residential school policies for Indian communities in the United States and Canada.


Review: Darkness Under the Water

As it stands, Darkness Under the Water is a travesty, a melodrama marketed specifically to young people in Vermont—including Abenaki young people—who will probably be told this is how it was.


Review: Chicora and the Little People

The first Lumbee legend to be told in a children's picture book, this story teaches children the importance of honoring the wisdom of children and other "small" voices, and of being courageous in the face of riducule. 



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Less than Half, More than Whole

We have a large quantity of this title in our warehouse and will make them available to schools and Indian Education Programs at a deep discount. Please email us for more information: orders[at]oyate[dot]org

This beautiful story is for all children, especially those who are called “half”-something or “part”-something.

Thanksgiving: A Native Perspective

This sourcebook of essays, speeches, stories and activities will help teachers and students think critically about what has been, and continues to be, taught as the “first Thanksgiving."

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