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.
Bruchac, Joseph. Hidden Roots
Carvell, Marlene. Who Will Tell My Brother?
Dorris, Michael. Sees Behind Trees* (This is also a great book on how a special need, in this case partial blindness, can be a positive).
Erdrich, Louise. The Birchbark House
Loyie, Larry. As Long as the Rivers Flow: A Last Summer before Residential School
Ortiz, Simon. The People Shall Continue
Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Indian Shoes
Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Rain Is Not My Indian Name
Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk. High Elk’s Treasure
Sterling, Shirley. My Name is Seepeetza
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BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.