I had the privilege of meeting two Native Americans at the NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Diversity Council) Advanced Management Education Program at Kellogg a few weeks ago. While I was there to learn about entrepreneurship, I couldn’t help but query them about the Native American children’s literature they grew up. The upshot is that there is very little and the really good stuff is not well known.
I had to dig on the internet and ask my “go to” librarian for books that portray the experience and tell the story of the Native American people. Of course, there is not one story but many. These books help to depict a portion of their story and I would urge you to share these stories with your children so that their stories are not lost and their rich history becomes mainstreamed. It was both an education and a great pleasure for me to find and read these stories include Abernaki, Iroquis, Mohawk, Lakota, Navajo, Cheyenne, Creek, Cherokee, Potowatami, and Sioux Native Americans. I hope you enjoy them too. Read more…
Hi! I'm Mia Wenjen. I blog excessively about children's books. I am also the co-founder of Multicultural Children's Book Day on Jan 27th.
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