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Our collection specializes in Native American authors and topics, both historical and contemporary, with a focus on the Pacific Northwest. Click the link to the right to search the Library's collections of books, audio books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and documents. You can also use this link to log into your library account. (Contact us if you need assistance with log-in.)
Country of Wolves by Neil Christopher, Louise Flaherty, Ramón Pérez (Illustrator) Daniel Gies
This visually stunning book takes young readers on a mysterious adventure with two brothers who are lost at sea. It begins as an average hunting trip for two young men. But when they find themselves adrift at sea, the only safe haven to be found for miles -- a mysterious village filled with the sounds of drum dancing and revelry -- turns out to be even more dangerous than the frigid ocean. (Goodreads)
No Name by Tim Tingle
Inspired by the traditional Choctaw story -No Name, - this modern adaptation features a present-day Choctaw teenager surviving tough family times--his mother left home and he is living with a mean-spirited, abusive father. The one place the teen can find peace is on the neighborhood basketball court. (Goodreads)
Joseph and the Tamanawis Spirit by Dawn Lawrence
When strange things begin happening on the Makah Reservation in Neah Bay, Washington, Fawn and Dennis Miller suspect an evil spirit is leading Nicolai Vain down a dangerous path. When Dennis and Fawn's son, Joseph TaHayYasib Miller, becomes Nicolai's target, they prepare for an epic battle, with the world's fate hanging in the balance. (Goodreads)
Driving-Tests.org offers free online test preparation for students preparing for the Washington driving tests. Included are practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL (Commercial Driver’s License), driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and FAQs with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.
The American Indian Youth Literature Awards are presented every two years. The awards were established as a way to identify and honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians. Books selected to receive the award will present American Indians in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts.
After a year of informal surveys and queries, we [Susan Hanks, Debbie Reese, Teresa Runnels, and Tim Tingle] offer a list of over 100 books that every museum and library should have on their shelves. Written by tribal members, these books are the foundation of our literature as Indigenous people. (not current but still a good list.)
The past year has been especially hard on students. If you or someone you know is struggling, check out the New State of Mind: Youth Mental Health Guide. This first-of-its kind mental health guide was created for students, by students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Don't suffer in silence! There are people who want to help.
TO HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE, GRADUATE STUDENTS:
The American Indian Movement has attempted to provide information on a variety of issues on our Website. As we continue to build our site, we hope that the information will assist students in their quest for writing term papers, and other scholarly work.
A podcast for kids and curious adults dedicated to all things science. This podcast is released weekly and is hosted by MPR's Molly Bloom. A wide variety of episodes--from sea lampreys to animal farts--frequently incorporate interviews with upper-elementary and middle school-aged children when introducing facts that may be surprising to listeners of all ages.
The Open Door Web Site (ODWS) is an online research tool designed for teachers and young scientists between the ages of 9 and 17. Authored entirely by science educators, the Open Doors Website features online textbooks, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes, study guides, and more.
While mostly centered on science curriculum, ODWS also includes resources related to the History of Science, Mathematics, and the French language. The website is well organized and easy to navigate, offering a useful study tool for students to research questions on their own or use as a resource while completing assignments outside of the classroom.
NPRs Special Series--Skunk Bear (what's with the name?) uses film, animation, music and science to answer your questions about the world. Is there a mystery that you've been wondering about for years? Or something that just popped into your head? Ask us anything, and we’ll follow your curiosity.