American Indians in Children’s Literature

Website. By Debbie Reese.
Critical perspectives of Indigenous peoples in children’s books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society-at-large.

  • Time Periods: All US History | Themes: Education, Native American | Resource Types: Websites

Established in 2006, American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society.

The director of AICL, Debbie Reese, provides up-to-date reviews and articles on the portrayal of American Indians in children’s and young adult literature and pop culture.

On the site you can find lists of the top ten books for elementary, middle, and high schools. This is a vital and educational site for anyone starting a collection or looking for quality children’s literature on American Indians.

 

Related Resource

broeknflute9780759107793A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children
Book – Non-fiction. Edited by Doris Seale and Beverly Slapin. 2006. 463 pages.
A compilation of work by Native parents, children, educators, poets and writers, A Broken Flute contains, from a Native perspective, “living stories,” essays, poetry, and hundreds of reviews of children’s books about Indians. It’s an indispensable volume for anyone interested in presenting honest materials by and about indigenous peoples to children.

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