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Hearts Unbroken
Book - 2018
Apple in the Middle - By Dawn Quigley
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Ojibwe author, fiction. "Apple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racial slur for someone of whi...Show more Ojibwe author, fiction. "Apple Starkington turned her back on her Native American heritage the moment she was called a racial slur for someone of white and Indian descent, not that she really even knew how to be an Indian in the first place. Too bad the white world doesn't accept her either. And so begins her quirky habits to gain acceptance. Apple's name, chosen by her Indian mother on her deathbed, has a double meaning: treasured apple of my eye, but also the negative connotation a person who is red, or Indian, on the outside, but white on the inside. After her wealthy father gives her the boot one summer, Apple reluctantly agrees to visit her Native American relatives on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in northern North Dakota for the first time. Apple learns to deal with the culture shock of Indian customs and the Native Michif language, while she tries to find a connection to her dead mother. She also has to deal with a vengeful Indian man who loved her mother in high school but now hates Apple because her mom married a white man. Bouncing in the middle of two cultures, Apple meets her Indian relatives, shatters Indian stereotypes, and learns what it means to find her place in a world divided by color." - Birchbark Books Show less
Surviving the City, Vol. 1 - By Tasha Spillett and Natasha Donovan
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Nehiyaw author and Métis illustrator; graphic novel; if you like it, vol. 2, just came out! "Tasha Spillett’s graphic-novel debut tells a story of ki...Show more Nehiyaw author and Métis illustrator; graphic novel; if you like it, vol. 2, just came out! "Tasha Spillett’s graphic-novel debut tells a story of kinship, resilience, cultural resurgence, and the anguish of a missing loved one. Miikwan and Dez are best friends. Miikwan is Anishinaabe; Dez is Inninew. Together, the teens navigate the challenges of growing up Indigenous in an urban landscape – they’re so close, they even completed their Berry Fast together. However, when Dez’s grandmother becomes too sick, Dez is told she can’t stay with her anymore. With the threat of a group home looming, Dez can’t bring herself to go home and disappears. Miikwan is devastated, and the wound of her missing mother resurfaces. Will Dez’s community find her before it’s too late? Will Miikwan be able to cope if they don’t?" - Portage and Main Press Show less
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Book - 2014
Rain Is Not My Indian Name - By Cynthia Leitich Smith
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Muscogee Creek author, non-fiction. "It’s been six months since Cassidy Rain Berghoff’s best friend, Galen, died, and up until now she has succeeded ...Show more Muscogee Creek author, non-fiction. "It’s been six months since Cassidy Rain Berghoff’s best friend, Galen, died, and up until now she has succeeded in shutting herself off from the world. But when controversy arises around Aunt Georgia’s Indian Camp in their mostly white midwestern community, Rain decides to face the outside world again, with a new job photographing the campers for her town’s newspaper. Soon, Rain has to decide how involved she wants to become in Indian Camp. Does she want to keep a professional distance from her fellow Native teens? And, though she is still grieving, will she be able to embrace new friends and new beginnings?" - from the authors webpage Show less
Apple Skin to the Core
A Memoir in Words and Pictures
Book - 2020
Reawakening Our Ancestors' Lines: Revitalizing Inuit Traditional Tattooing - By Angela Hovak Johnston
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Inuk author; non-fiction. "For thousands of years, Inuit women practised the traditional art of tattooing. Created with bone needles and caribou sine...Show more Inuk author; non-fiction. "For thousands of years, Inuit women practised the traditional art of tattooing. Created with bone needles and caribou sinew soaked in seal oil or soot, these tattoos were an important tradition for many women, symbols stitched in their skin that connected them to their families and communities.But with the rise of missionaries and residential schools in the North, the tradition of tattooing was almost lost. In 2005, when Angela Hovak Johnston heard that the last Inuk woman tattooed in the traditional way had died, she set out to tattoo herself and learn how to tattoo others. What was at first a personal quest became a project to bring the art of traditional tattooing back to Inuit women across Nunavut, starting in the community of Kugluktuk. Collected in this beautiful book are moving photos and stories from more than two dozen women who participated in Johnston's project. Together, these women are reawakening their ancestors' lines and sharing this knowledge with future generations." - Inhabit Books Show less
#NotYourPrincess
Voices of Native American Women
Book - 2017
Give Me Some Truth - By Eric Gansworth
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Onondaga author; fiction; "Carson Mastick is entering his senior year of high school and desperate to make his mark, on the reservation and off. A ro...Show more Onondaga author; fiction; "Carson Mastick is entering his senior year of high school and desperate to make his mark, on the reservation and off. A rock band — and winning the local Battle of the Bands, with its first prize of a trip to New York City — is his best shot. But things keep getting in the way. Small matters like the lack of an actual band, or the fact that his brother just got shot confronting the racist owner of a local restaurant. Maggi Bokoni has just moved back to the reservation from the city with her family. She's dying to stop making the same traditional artwork her family sells to tourists (conceptual stuff is cooler), stop feeling out of place in her new (old) home, and stop being treated like a child. She might like to fall in love for the first time too. Carson and Maggi — along with their friend Lewis — will navigate loud protests, even louder music, and first love in this stirring novel about coming together in a world defined by difference." - Scholastic Show less
The Marrow Thieves
Book - 2017
Code Talker
Book - 2012
This Place: 150 Years Retold / foreword by Alicia Elliott - By Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and others
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Chippewa author; graphic novel; fiction/fantasy. "Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic n...Show more Chippewa author; graphic novel; fiction/fantasy. "Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact." - Highwater Press Show less
If I Ever Get Out of Here
Book - 2013
Elatsoe
Book - 2020
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