AILA Booklist

Middle School Books

  • Andrews, Jan.  Very Last First Time.  Illustrated by Ian Wallace. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks, 1998.
  • Baylor, Byrd.  I’m in Charge of Celebrations.  Pictures by Peter Parnall. New York: Scribner’s, 1986.
  • Belarde-Lewis, Miranda.  Meet Lydia: A Native Girl From Southeast Alaska.  Photographs by John Harrington. Tulsa, OK: Council Oak Books, 2003.
  • Dorris, Michael.  Guests.  New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 1994.
  • Erdrich, Liselotte.  Bears Make Rock Soup and Other Stories.  Paintings by Lisa Fifield. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press, 2002.
  • Erdrich, Louise.  The Birchbark House.  New York: Hyperion, 1999.
  • Ipellie, Alootook.  The Inuit Thought of It: Amazing Arctic Innovations.  Toronto: Annick Press, 2007.
  • King, Sandra.  Shannon: an Ojibway Dancer.  Photographs by Catherine Whipple Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1993.
  • Left Hand Bull, Jacqueline and Suzanne Haldane.  Lakota Hoop Dancer.  Photographs by Suzanne Haldane. New York: Dutton Children’s Books, 1999.
  • Medicine Crow, Joseph.  Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond.  Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2006.
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.  When The Rain Sings: Poems By Young Native Americans.  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1999.
  • National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.  Do all Indians Live in Tipis?: Questions and Answers.  New York: Collins, in association with the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, 2007.
  • Regguinti, Gordon.  The Sacred Harvest: Ojibway Wild Rice Gathering. Photographs by Dale Kakkak. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1992.
  • Shenandoah, Joanne and Douglas M. George-Kanentiio.  Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois.  Illustrated by John Kahionhes Fadden & David Kanietakeron. Santa Fe, N.M.: Clear Light Publishers, 1998.
  • Simermeyer, Genevieve.  Meet Christopher: An Osage Indian Boy from Oklahoma.  Photographs by Katherine Fogden. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian; Tulsa, OK: Council Oak Books, 2008.
  • Solomon, Chad and Christopher Meyer.  The Adventures of Rabbi and Bear Paws: The Sugar Bush.  Toronto, Canada: Little Spirit Bear Productions, 2006.
  • Swentzell, Rina.  Children of Clay: A Family of Pueblo Potters.  Photographs by Bill Steen. Minneapolis: Lerner, 1992.
  • Tayac, Gabrielle.  Meet Naiche : A Native Boy from the Chesapeake Bay area.  Photographs by John Harrington. Hillsboro, Or: Beyond Words Pub., 2002.
  • Tingle, Tim.  Walking the Choctaw Road.  El Paso, Texas: Cinco Puntos Press, 2003.
  • Wallis, Velma.  Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival.  Illustrations by Jim Grant. New York: Harper, 1993.
  • Wittstock, Laura Waterman. Ininatig’s Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugarmaking.  Photographs by Dale Kakkak. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co., 1993.
  • Yamane, Linda.  Weaving a California Tradition: A Native American Basketmaker. Photographs by Dugan Aguilar. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 1997.