Resources for Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. Resources on can help you celebrate and learn more about Native American heritage with your students.

We recently created new original audio clips with author Tim Tingle, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.  When introducing his book Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom (Cinco Puntos Press, 2006), Tim explains that the children traveling across the river in his book is a metaphor for crossing “one of the biggest boundaries that separates us as people: the boundary of race.”

Listen to Tim Tingle discuss and read from Crossing Bok Chitto.

Explore these Thematic Booklists on to discover many more books on Native American Heritage. These lists include Native American folktales, Native American novels, and picture books. (Note: You’ll need to be registered for the Educator Area to access these lists. Sign up here.)

How do you help students cross boundaries to learn about the world and the many cultures around them?

Posted by Danika Brubaker, MLS, Web 2.0 Content Producer

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