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American Indian Youth Literature Award

This award, established in 2006, is given by the American Indian Library Association to identify and honor
the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians.
More information about the American Indian Youth Literature Award

2012:
Picture Book Category:
The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, ill. by Ellen Beier (j970.2 Sn28AAc)

 

Honor Books:
Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey From Darkness Into Light by Tim Tingle, ill. by Karen Clarkson( j970.2 T49AAs)

Kohala Kuamo'o: Nae'ole's Race to Save a King by Kekauleleana’ole Kawai’ae’a, ill. by Aaron Kawai’ae’a (j996.9 Foreign Language  Hawaiian)

Mohala Mai 'O Hau = How Hau Became Hau'ula by Robert Lono ‘Ikuwa, ill. by Matthew Kawika Ortiz ( j Foreign Language Hawaiian)

I See Me by Margaret Manuel ( j  Manuel)

Middle School Category:
Free Throw and Triple Threat, both by Jacqueline Guest (Juv Fic  Guest)

 

         

 

Honor Books:
Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL by Melanie Florence (j796.962  Florence)

Awesiinyensag: Dibaajimowinan Ji-Gikinoo’amaageng by Anton Treuer (Juv Fic Foreign Language Ojibwe  Treuer)

Young Adult Category:
Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School by Adam Fortunate Eagle (371.97 Ea33p)

 

 

Honor Books:
Native Defenders of the Environment and other titles in the “Native Trailblazers” series by Victor Schilling (j970.22  Schilling)

2010:
Picture Book Category:
A COYOTE SOLSTICE TALE by Thomas King, ill. by Gary Clement
Middle School Category:
Meet Christopher: An Osage Indian Boy From Oklahoma by Genevieve Simermeyer
(j970.3 Osage  Simermeyer)
Young Adult Category:
Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me by Lurline Wailana McGregor (Fic  McGregor)
2008:
Picture Book Category:
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom by Tim Tingle, ill. by Jeanne Rorex Bridge ( j )
Middle School Category:
Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond by Joseph Medicine Crow  (j970.2 M468AAc)
Young Adult Category:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
(YA Fic  Alexie)
 2006:
Picture Book Category:
Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story illustrated by Sam Sandoval
(j398.2  Beaver)
 Middle School Category:
The Birchbark House
by Louise Erdrich
(Juv Fic  Erdrich)
 Young Adult Category:
Hidden Roots
by Joseph Bruchac
(Juv Fic  Bruchac)
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