Le Petit Orphelin et L'Ours Polaire is the French edition of Inhabit Media's picture book, The Orphan and the Polar Bear. This 32-page picture book is written by Inuk storyteller Sakiasi Qaunaq and illustrated by Eva Widermann. In the world of Inuit traditional stories, animals and humans are not such different creatures. Animals can speak to, understand, and form relationships with humans. In The Orphan and the Polar Bear an orphaned boy who is abandoned on the sea ice by a group of cruel hunters is discovered and adopted by a polar bear elder.
Sky Dancers by Connie Kirk is a picture book from children's multicultural publisher Lee and Low. This title is set in the 1930s about a young Mohawk boy's relationship with his steelworker father who is helping to build the Empire State Building in New York. At home on the reserve, the boy challenges himself with tree climbing when he is not helping his grandfather. But he misses his father who lives in a New York apartment and only comes back home on weekends. It is the Depression and ironworkers were lucky to have employment.
Years ago, seventeen-year-old Apache hunter Lozen and her family lived in a world of haves and have-nots. There were the Ones, people so augmented with technology and genetic enhancements that they were barely human, and there was everyone else who served them. Then the Cloud came, and everything changed. Tech stopped working. The world plunged back into a new steam age. The Ones’ pets, genetically engineered monsters, turned on them and are now loose on the world. Lozen was not one of the lucky ones pre-C, but fate has given her a unique set of survival skills and magical abilities.
Etrangere chez moi is the French language edition of A Stranger at Home: A True Story. This book is the sequel to the novel Les Bas du pensionnat (Fatty Legs) by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton. This 124-illustrated chapter book joins Margaret upon her return to her family from spending two years at residential school. Margaret is full of anticipation and joy but suddenly comes to grips with the fact that her mother no longer recognizes her ten-year old daughter with short hair and looking taller and thinner.
Les Bas du pensionnat is the French language edition of Fatty Legs: A True Story. Les Bas du pensionnat recounts the life of an eight-year-old Banks Island Inuvialuit girl who attended Residential School. Olemaun Pokiak, later called Margaret, tells her story in this memoir. In the introduction she explains the book's title, Les Bas du pensionnat or Fatty Legs, is the result of her destruction of the dreaded red-coloured stockings a nun forced her to wear at residential school.
If I Ever Get Out of Here tells the engaging story of seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation. Being the lone rez teen and being bused to a small town for his educations presents a challenge that resonates for many outsider students trying to fit in. Lewis 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.
Ava et le monde des touts-petits is the French translation of Inhabit Media's, Ava and the Little Folk. This is a 35-page read-aloud, picture book. This captivating story describes the life of a young orphan in an Inuit village. Ava often finds he is hungry and alone, spending time in his special place away from the village. No one wants to show him how to hunt or fish but one day he hears the approaching footsteps of tiny hunters. To his amazement Ava sees the tiny men, with their tiny spears, and tiny hunting dogs. Ava realizes these are in fact Little People or Inugarulligaarjuit.
Rabbit and Bear Paws Sacred Seven Audio CD from Chad Solomon's Little Spirit Bear Publications. The audio CD contains the seven picture books in the series Sacred Seven. Each book is based on one of the Seven Grandfather Teachings: Courage, Honesty, Humility, Love, Respect, Truth, and Wisdom. Each of the books features a respected animal or creature such as Buffalo (Bishikee, Respect), Mouse Waawaabigoonoojii, Humility), Eagle (Migizi, Love), Big Foot (Kitchi-Sabe, Honesty), Turtle (Mizheekay, Truth), Beaver (Ahmik, Wisdom), and Bear (Mukwa, Courage).
Rabbit and Bear Paws Sacred Seven Ojibwe & English (set of 7 books and audio CDs): Waaboos Miinawaa Mkwa Zidens is the Ojibwe and English edition of Rabbit and Bear Paws Sacred Seven series of 7 titles from Little Spirit Bear Productions. Author and illustrator Chad Solomon and educator Tanya Leary have combined their talents to create this bilingual series. The Ojibwe translation appears in black font beneath the blue font English text. Ojibwe translation is provided by James Shawana.
Danny Blackgoat, Navajo Prisoner is one of the titles in 7th Generations' PathFinders Series. This series of novels are known as high/low books—written at a lower reading level but with high-interest, age-appropriate plots. Designed for reluctant readers from age 12 and up, these books feature linear story lines, limited vocabulary and short sentences. The layout and print size also contribute in making the books easier to read. This historical novel is set during the infamous Navajo Long Walk of 1864 by award-winning, Choctaw author Tim Tingle.