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Rez Dogs
Rez Dogs
by Joseph Bruchac

Twelve-year-old Malian lives with her grandparents on a Wabanaki reservation during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids
Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids
by Edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith

This collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.

Stargazing
Stargazing
by Jen Wang

Growing up in the same Chinese-American suburb, perfectionist Christine and artistic Moon become unlikely best friends.

Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer
by Traci Sorell; illustrated by Natasha Donovan

Mary Golda Ross designed classified projects for Lockheed Air Corporation as the company's first female engineer. Find out how her Cherokee values shaped her life and work.

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A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day
A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day
by Leah Henderson; illustrated by Floyd Cooper

In Charleston, in 1865, young Eli and other newly freed slaves gather to honor the memory of fallen Union soldiers, an event considered to be one of the first celebrations of Memorial Day.

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The Sea in Winter
The Sea in Winter
by Christine Day

After an injury sidelines her dreams of becoming a ballet star, Maisie is not excited for her blended family's midwinter road trip along the coast, near the Makah community where her mother grew up

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One Real American: The Life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War General
One Real American: The Life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War General
by Joseph Bruchac

Ely S. Parker is one of the most unique but little-known figures in US history. A member of the Seneca (Iroquois) Nation, Parker was an attorney, engineer, and tribal diplomat.

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Paletero Man
Paletero Man
by Lucky Diaz; illustrated by Micah Player

Follow a young boy through his busy neighborhood in search of the Paletero Man. When he finally catches up, his pockets are empty. Oh no! What happened to his dinero?

A High Five for Glenn Burke
A High Five for Glenn Burke
by Phil Bildner

After researching Glenn Burke, the first major league baseball player to come out as gay, sixth-grader Silas Wade slowly comes out to his best friend Zoey, then his coach, with unexpected consequences.

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Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit
Goldie Vance: The Hotel Whodunit
by Lilliam Rivera; illustrated by Elle Power

In early 1960s Florida, sixteen-year-old Goldie, an aspiring detective at the Crossed Palms Resort Hotel, investigates when a diamond-encrusted swim cap goes missing during the filming of a movie at the resort.

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