Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Native American Poetry For Young People

Voices from Native American or Indian tribes and traditions offer poetry in many forms. Here is a selection of these poetry books for young people.

            The list begins:

            Begay, Shonto. 1995. Navajo; Visions and Voices Across the Mesa. New York: Scholastic.

            Bierhorst, John. Ed. 1998. In the Trail of The Wind. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.

Bruchac, Joseph. 1995. The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems of the Land. New York: Philomel.

Carvell, Marlene. 2005. Sweetgrass Basket. New York: Dutton.

Castillo, Ana. 2000. My Daughter, My Son, the Eagle, the Dove: An Aztec Chant. New York: Dutton.

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