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  Cover Art: Moccasin Thunder : American Indian Stories for Today Moccasin Thunder : American Indian Stories for Today
Presents ten short stories about contemporary Native American teens by members of tribes of the United States and Canada, including Louise Erdrich and Joseph Bruchac.
xvi, 156 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian Alexie, Sherman
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
229 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book ALEXIE
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  Cover Art: Code Talker : a Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two Bruchac, Joseph
Code Talker : a Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
231 p. 2005
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wolf Mark Bruchac, Joseph
Wolf Mark
When Lucas King's covert-ops father is kidnapped and his best friend Meena is put in danger, Luke's only chance to save them--a skin that will let him walk as a wolf--is hidden away in an abandoned mansion guarded by monsters.
377 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: My Name is Not Easy Edwardson, Debby Dahl
My Name is Not Easy
Alaskans Luke, Chickie, Sonny, Donna, and Amiq relate their experiences in the early 1960s when they are forced to attend a Catholic boarding school where, despite different tribal affiliations, they come to find a sort of family and home.
248 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
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  Cover Art: Diamond Willow Frost, Helen
Diamond Willow
In a remote area of Alaska, twelve-year-old Willow helps her father with their sled dogs when she is not at school, wishing she were more popular, all the while unaware that the animals surrounding her carry the spirits of dead ancestors and friends who care for her.
111 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: If I Ever Get Out of Here Gansworth, Eric L.
If I Ever Get Out of Here
Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George Haddonfield from the local Air Force base, but in 1975 upstate New York there is a lot of tension and hatred between Native Americans and Whites--and Lewis is not sure that he can rely on friendship.
359 p. 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Julie George, Jean Craighead
Julie
When Julie returns to her father's Eskimo village, she struggles to find a way to save her beloved wolves in a changing Arctic world and she falls in love with a young Siberian man.
226 p. 1994
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Crazy Brave Harjo, Joy
Crazy Brave
A memoir from the Native American poet describes her youth with an abusive stepfather, becoming a single teen mom, and how she struggled to finally find inner peace and her creative voice.
169 p. 2012
Adult Nonfiction Book (Biography)
  Cover Art: Far North Hobbs, Will
Far North
After an airplane accident, fifteen-year-old Gabe, his Dene Indian boarding-school roommate Raymond, and the elderly Indian Johnny Raven are left stranded in the Canadian wilderness. The wise old man calls on his deeply rooted knowledge of the land to keep the tiny group alive, leaving the boys to battle nature alone when he dies.
280, 4, 8 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: After Obsession Jones, Carrie
After Obsession
When Alan, a half-Navajo in touch with the spiritual mysticism of his ancestors, meets Aimee, a gifted psychic in his new high school, they realize they've had precognitive dreams of each other and that they must confront an evil spirit that has been responsible for mysterious deaths in the river in their small Maine town for hundreds of years and which is now haunting Alan's cousin Courtney.
308 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Shadows Cast By Stars Knutsson, Catherine
Shadows Cast By Stars
To escape a government that needs antigens in aboriginal blood to stop a plague, sixteen-year-old Cassandra and her family flee to the Island, where she not only gets help in communicating with the spirit world, she learns she has been chosen to be their voice and instrument.
456 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dead Reckoning Lackey, Mercedes
Dead Reckoning
In 1867 Texas, Jett, a girl passing as a boy while seeking her long-lost twin brother, joins forces with Honoraria Gibbons, an inventor, and White Fox, a young Army scout, to investigate a zombie army that is terrorizing the West.
324 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Brave Lipsyte, Robert
The Brave
Having left the Indian reservation for the streets of New York, seventeen-year-old boxer Sonny Bear tries to harness his inner rage by training with Alfred Brooks, who has left the sport to become a policeman.
195 p. 1991
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sing Down the Moon O'Dell, Scott
Sing Down the Moon
A young Navajo girl recounts the events of 1864 when her tribe was forced to march to Fort Sumner as prisoners of the white soldiers.
121 p. 1976
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Sorceress Rees, Celia
Sorceress
Eighteen-year-old Agnes, a Mohawk Indian who is descended from a line of shamanic healers, uses her own newly-discovered powers to uncover the story of her ancestor, a seventeenth-century New England English healer who fled charges of witchcraft to make her life with the local Indians.
342 p. 2002
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Queen of Water Resau, Laura
The Queen of Water
Living in a village in Ecuador, a Quechua Indian girl is sent to work as an indentured servant for an upper class "mestizo" family.
352 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Tribal Journey Robinson, Gary
Tribal Journey
Sixteen-year-old Jason is left with a paralyzed leg after a car accident and it is only after becoming involved with his Duwamish mother's tribe and learning to "pull" a canoe that he begins to see himself as more than a boy in a wheelchair.
111 p. 2013
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Native Athletes in Action! Schilling, Vincent
Native Athletes in Action!
From skiing and skating to bowling and baseball, every sport has outstanding Native performers.
125 p. 2007
Adult Nonfiction Book (Biography)
  Cover Art: Rain is Not My Indian Name Smith, Cynthia Leitich
Rain is Not My Indian Name
Tired of staying in seclusion since the death of her best friend, a fourteen-year-old Native American girl takes on a photographic assignment with her local newspaper to cover events at the Native American summer youth camp.
135 p. 2001
Teen Fiction Book
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