In November we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month to celebrate and recognize the history, culture and accomplishments of the many different indigenous groups that make up the Americas!
How can you share this important month with young children in a genuine and respectful way? Make sure the stories you're sharing are authentic and avoid stereotypes, generalizations or falsehoods.
Here are three great lists of recommended books:
- Picture books written by indigenous authors and illustrators, opens a new window.
- Colorín Colorado’s list, opens a new window includes biographies, books about cultural traditions and books for older kids.
- Cynthia Leitich Smith, a Native American author and editor, compiles this list of titles, opens a new window.
Want to learn about a particular group? Try some of these resources:
- NK360, opens a new window – teacher and student resources from the National Museum of the American Indian, opens a new window.
- Teacher resources, opens a new window from the official Native American Heritage Month website (a collaboration of several government agencies).
- Common Sense Media has compiled learning resources, opens a new window for grades PreK – 12.