A Story to Tell: Traditions of a Tlingit Community (We Are Still Here) by Richard Nichols An eleven-year-old Tlingit girl travels to Kake, Alaska, where she learns about her family's heritage from stories her grandmother tells.
We also believe that while many of the texts teachers have already been using can be adapted to the Common Core, there is always room for new books and new ideas. Below is a listing of CCBC bibliographies that have been developed with the Common Core Standards in mind, or that address elements included in the Standards:
Living with the Senecas: A Story about Mary Jemison by Susan Bivin Aller, Laurie Harden (Illustrator)
Describes how Indians have relied on the sugar maple tree for food and tells how an Anishinabe Indian in Minnesota continues his people's traditions by teaching students to tap the trees and make maple sugar.
Evan, a mixed-race teenager, decides to persuade high-school officials to remove offensive Indian mascots. He assumes a struggle that spirals him onto a soul-searching journey and exposes him to a barrage of bullying, taunting, and escalating violence.
Her Land, Her Love - The first novel in a sweeping epic of one determined Navajo family's efforts to persevere during the Long Walk, blends history, romance, conflict, culture, and family in a finely crafted story that is a true work of passion. Author Evangeline Parsons Yazzie. Published by Salina Bookshelf Publishing Company. $22.00 paperback edition. Native American Author. Native American Historical Fiction, and Romance Book.