Looking for resources for Native American Heritage Month? Here are some resources to help.
American Indian Youth Literature Awards: Awarded biennially, the American Indian Library Association (AIYLA) identifies and honors the very best writing and illustrations by Native Americans and Indigenous peoples of North America, You can find more information about AIYLA on Twitter and Facebook @ailanet.
40 Children's Books Celebrating Native American and Indigenous Mighty Girls: a selection of books starring Native American and Indigenous characters to share with children (from 2017).
American Indians in Children's Literature: Established in 2006 by Dr. Debbie Reese of Nambé Pueblo, American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books. Dr. Jean Mendoza joined AICL as a co-editor in 2016.
Native American Heritage Month: The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join together to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
Need help building or weeding your collection about Native Americans?
Collection Development: Children's and Young Adult Books about Native Americans: Archived webinar from Dr. Debbie Reese regarding building and weeding library collections. ALSC offers this archived webinar to all ALSC members free of charge. Non-members can purchase the webinar archive for $25.
More resources recommended by Greta Bergquist:
Edited on 10/12/2020 to add information recommended by Greta Bergquist. TM
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