12 NATIVE AMERICAN STORIES for KIDS

Native American Stories for Kids: 12 Traditional Stories from Indigenous Tribes Across North America Paperback – April 26, 2022

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rockridge Press (April 26, 2022), Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 96 pages, ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1638070628, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1638070627
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 6 – 9 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 6.6 ounces, Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.26 x 9 inches

“Tom Pecore Weso’s collection for children is an essential read not just for all Native American kids, but for all kids (and their parents) to better understand the first peoples of this land. Bringing together brilliantly illustrated and fascinatingly written stories from tribes across regions of the United States, this collection gives us Menominee, Navajo (Dine), Athabascan, Cherokee, Zuni Pueblo, Cheyenne, and more stories, each one folding in historical context and native traditions. At the same time, each story stands on its own as a jewel of vibrant storytelling that gives us all readers gifts of understanding the world and its possibilities. A glossary and further resources at the end of the book further helps readers and educators. This book is a must-have in all children’s sections of libraries and school libraries.” ~Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Tom Weso, a Native American author, delightfully puts many of the animal people stories together for children in this book. Each story sings with the fullness of the oral tradition, and the trickster (coyote); the turtle (strength), and many others come to life in the telling. Well written, with wonderful artwork, this book brings the stories to life — to teach and to inspire. ~Pamela Dawes Tambornino “A rabbit as tricky as a coyote? A tale about that trickster, Tsi-s’du, appears in Native American Stories for Kids with vibrant language that entertains both children and adults. Menominee tribe member Tom Pecore Weso compiled these 12 stories from those his elders told him and from Indigenous Tribes across the continental U.S. and Alaska. Its human-like animals and imaginative situations both teach and delight us. After each story, Weso offers a synopsis about the tribe where the story originated, followed by a glossary and extensive reference list that sculpt this collection into an excellent learning tool for a classroom.” ~Lindsey Martin-Bowen

Natalie reads Grandpa Tom’s book.

Tom Weso, a Native American author, delightfully puts many of the animal people stories together for children in this book. Each story sings with the fullness of the oral tradition, and the trickster (coyote); the turtle (strength), and many others come to life in the telling. Well written, with wonderful artwork, this book brings the stories to life — to teach and to inspire.” ~Pamela Dawes Tambornino