Did you know that November is National Native American Heritage Month? The library has some great recommendations for you to celebrate and learn more about the stories of Native people. Here are a few in our children’s section. Stop by Orem Library to check out these picks today. For even more book recommendations, listen to the library’s Check it Out! podcast.

Josie Dances

By Denise Lajimodierre
Picture Book

As she prepares for her first powwow, an Ojibwa girl practices her dance steps, gets help from her family, and is inspired by the soaring flight of Migizi, the eagle.

Indian Shoes

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Historical Fiction

Together with Grampa, Ray Halfmoon, a Seminole-Cherokee boy, finds creative and amusing solutions to life’s challenges.

Putuguq & Kublu and the Qalupalik

By Roselynn Akulukjuk
Graphic Novel

What creatures lurk beneath the sea ice? Putuguq and Kublu—two siblings who can’t seem to get along—are about to find out! On their way to the shoreline, Putuguq and Kublu run into their grandfather, who has a stern warning for the pair: always beware when playing on the shore, because you never know if a qalupalik, a mythical creature that kidnaps children, is lying in wait under the ice. Kublu is pretty sure their grandfather is just trying to spook them with a scary story from the past . . . but maybe not?

Finding My Dance

By Ria Thundercloud
Picture Book

In her debut picture book, professional Indigenous dancer Ria Thundercloud tells the true story of her path to dance and how it helped her take pride in her Native American heritage.

List by Children’s Librarians Mary, Rachel, Molly, and EJ

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For more titles, listen to the Check it Out! podcast found here.