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Top 10: Best Native American Middle School Books

Best Native American Chapter Books for Middle School

This is part 2 of the 3 part series on Top 10:  Best Native American Children’s Books by Debbie Reese.  She is the authority on this topic.  This list has her top picks for middle school chapter books. For her Top 10 list of Picture Books, please click here.  

Her Top 10:  Best Native American Young Adult Books are here.

p.s. I updated this list: Top 10 Best First Nations Books for Kids because I had a lot to learn about which books best depict the people of First Nations.

Top Ten Books Recommended for Middle School

Bruchac, Joseph. Hidden Roots

Hidden Roots, Joseph Bruchac, best native indian american middle school book, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom
Carvell, Marlene. Who Will Tell My Brother?

Who Will Tell MyBrother?, Marlene Carvell, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom, best native indian chapter books, Debbie Reese, best native american novels for children
Dorris, MichaelSees Behind Trees* (This is also a great book on how a special need, in this case partial blindness, can be a positive).

Sees Behind Trees, Michael Dorris, Special needs can be a positive, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom, best Native American children's literature, award winning children's books on people of color
Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House

Louise Erdrich, The Birchbark House, award winning children's literature for middle school grades 4-6, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom
Loyie, Larry. As Long as the Rivers Flow: A Last Summer before Residential School

As Long as the Rivers Flow: A Last Summer before Residential School, Larry Loyie, http://PragmaticMom.com, PragmaticMom, Pragmatic Mom, best books for children of color
Ortiz, Simon. The People Shall Continue

The People Shall Continue, Simon Ortiz, best native american children's books for middle school, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom
Smith, Cynthia LeitichIndian Shoes

Indian Shoes, Cynthia Leitich Smith, best Indian children's books, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom
Smith, Cynthia LeitichRain Is Not My Indian Name

Rain Is Not My Indian Name, Cynthia Leitich Smith, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom
Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. High Elk’s Treasure

High Elk's Treasure, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom, best native american books for children kids students
Sterling, ShirleyMy Name is Seepeetza

My Name is Seepeetza, Shirley Sterling, best native american children's chapter books, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom

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