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Native People's Literature - English Titles

Achimoona Achimoona

Maria Campbell
Saskatoon: Fifth House, 1985
98 p. ISBN 0920079164
Ages 10-17

A collection of contemporary stories by Native storytellers trained in the oral tradition. The anthology is illustrated with previously exhibited Native art.

Alfred's First Day at School Alfred's First Day at School

Darrell Pelletier
Regina: Gabriel Dumont Institute of
Native Studies and Applied
Research, 1992
15 p. ISBN 0920915372
Ages 3-6

A young aboriginal boy confronts his fears about attending school.

April Raintree April Raintree

Beatrice Culleton
Winnipeg: Pemmican, 1984
184 p. ISBN 0919143032
Ages 16 and up

In this poignant novel two Métis sisters, separated and raised in a series of foster homes, struggle with their self identity. Themes of prejudice and racial inequality are skillfully woven into the story.

Baseball Bats for Christmas Baseball Bats for Christmas

Michael Kusugak
Illustrations: Vladyana Krykorka
Toronto: Annick Press, 1990
21 p. ISBN 1550371452
Ages 5-8

During the winter of 1955, the Inuit children of Repulse Bay use a gift of Christmas trees to make baseball bats.

The Bear Who Stole the Chinook: Tales From the Blackfoot The Bear Who Stole the Chinook:
Tales from the Blackfoot

Frances Fraser
Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre,
129 p. ISBN 0888946856
Ages 10-17

Thirty-one Blackfoot legends are retold in this anthology which brings together Frances Fraser's earlier two collections The Bear Who Stole the Chinook and Other Stories, and The Wind Along the River.

The Beothuk of Newfoundland: A Vanished People The Beothuk of Newfoundland:
A Vanished People

Ingeborg Marshall
St. John's, Nfld.: Breakwater, 1989
45 p. ISBN 0920911188
Ages 9-13

The culture of the Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland and their subsequent demise after European contact are explored.

A Candle for Christmas A Candle for Christmas

Jean E. Speare
Illustrations: Ann Blades
Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 1991
31 p. ISBN 0888991495
Ages 5-8

A young aboriginal boy, staying with the reserve's nurse during the holiday season while his parents are away helping his uncle, eagerly awaits his parents' return home for Christmas.

Chester Bear, Where Are You? Chester Bear, Where Are You?

Peter Eyvindson
Illustrations: Wendy Wolsak-Frith
Winnipeg: Pemmican, 1988
48 p. ISBN 0921827083
Ages 3-7

When his stuffed bear goes missing a young aboriginal boy and his family undertake a household search.

Dawn Rider Dawn Rider

Jan Hudson
Toronto: HarperCollins, 1992
173 p. ISBN 0006471536
Ages 10-13

A young Native girl named Kit Fox hopes to be the first person to ride the Blackfoot Nation's first and only horse despite the reluctance of her community's elders.

The Enchanted Caribou The Enchanted Caribou

Elizabeth Cleaver
Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1985
30 p. ISBN 0195404920
Ages 6-11

In this Inuit legend a young woman, transformed into a white caribou by an evil shaman, is restored to her human shape by a young hunter who receives guidance from his grandmother's spirit.

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