The Little Duck, Sikihpsis in the Cree language, is a charming story told in English and Cree. Set among the Plains Cree, the story focuses on a little mud duck who dreams of dancing with the Cree. No matter how much he tries he just can't get it right. So he returns to the pond where much to his amazement there are many other ducks just like him. The universal message of learning the importance of self-worth will appeal to young children.
UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Four Salish stories adapted for students by Salish Elder and storyteller Ellen White. The author acknowledges the storytelling expertise of her grandmother who passes the Coast Salish oral tradition. Translated into English and adapted for younger readers, these stories are richly detailed and offer insight into Northwest Coast oral tradition. The stories include Smuy, the Little Deer; Journey to the Moon; The Mink Family and the Raccoon Family; and Deer, Raven and the Red Snow.
April Raintree is the 2016 revised edition of In Search of April Raintree, adapted for use in high school. The tragic story of two Metis sisters caught in the foster home system makes compelling reading. The author explores the search for identity, racism, treatment of Native children and violence in this powerful novel revised especially for use in high school. This new edition has a foreword by Senator Murray Sinclair. Reading Level: 8.1; Lexile Measure: 750.