Thursday, November 30, 2023 Librarian Julia









Nimoshom and His Bus by Penny Thomas
This book features a simple story that highlights the joy of community, and the accompanying illustrations are warm, yet have a great sense of movement and energy. Celebrating the routines of daily life, follow alongside Nimoshom and the kids as they travel the bus route to and from school. Overall, this is a cozy story that introduces readers to some basic Cree words. 


My Powerful Hair by Carole Lindstrom
This book is a wonderful celebration of the importance and power of hair in many Indigenous cultures. The passage of time is marked by the growing length of the narrator’s hair, and concepts like hair being woven with memories and the source of strength are introduced throughout. Back matter and a thoughtful author’s note are also provided; some Indigenous traditions regarding hair are introduced, and the history of residential schools and the intended erasure of Indigenous cultures and traditions is touched upon. 


47,000 Beads by Koja Adeyoha and Angel Adeyoha
Peyton usually loves dancing in Powwows, but when she no longer feels comfortable in her regalia, her Auntie Eyota calls on a friend for some guidance. Working together as a community, they create regalia to reflect Peyton’s Two-Spirit identity. This book shows an excellent example of how to support queer kids in our lives, and a provided glossary explains key terms like: Powwow, regalia, and Two-Spirit. 


A Letter For Bob by Kim Rogers
Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye, and saying goodbye to Bob is no different… even though Bob happens to be a car. Bob has taken Katie and her family on vacations, to powwows, and has been there for the formation of some very important family memories. But after so many miles, it’s time to practice saying goodbye. Overall, a sentimental and joyful story of family and culture.


Who Am I? by Julie Buchholtz
“Who am I?” These three words from one little girl start us on a journey of understanding and celebrating the connectedness between us and Mother Earth. Rich and colorful illustrations of a mother and daughter in various environments accompanied by affirmative text full of nature metaphors make this a delightful read aloud. This book is an Indigenous perspective on the connection between ourselves, the natural world around us and those who came before us.