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Aboriginal Children's Literature

Aboriginal Children's Literature

Introducing the world of Aboriginal children's and young adult literature, and Aboriginal children's authors and illustrators.

Related Guides

Selected New Works



Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors

 By Larry Loyie, with Wayne K. Spear and Constance Brissenden.

A history of the residential school system, based off 21 years of research and personal experience, written by Larry Loyie (Cree), co-written with former Aboriginal Healing Foundation director Wayne K. Spear, Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) and Constance Brissenden.




#NativeReads: Native American Heritage Month 2016

#NativeReads: New Guide for Native American Heritage Month 2016

The First Nations Development Institute partnered with Dr. Debbie Reese (Nambé Pueblo) to assemble the Native American Children's Literature Recommended Reading List and an accompanying discussion guide for each book on the list. The five books are essential reading for young ones in Head Start and preschool, to elementary and middle schoolers. For high school students there is a Native comic book. The reading list is full of wonderful, culturally authentic stories and cover art.