The Tiny Activist


Tanna’s Owl

Written by: Rachel & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley Illustrated by: Yong Ling Kang For ages: 4 years and up Language: English, some Inuktitut (pronunciation guide in back as well) Topics Covered: First Nations, Residential Schools, Own Voices, Responsibility, Pets, Growing Up, Indigenous Voices.  Summary:  This is a…

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Home to Medicine Mountain

Written by: Chiori Santiago Illustrated by: Judith Lowry For ages: Upper elementary, ages 9 and up. Language: English, some Indigenous words (unidentified tribe) Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, Residential Schooling, Resistance, Historical Figure, Historical Events, Family, Love, Native American Culture & Traditions. Summary: This book is based…

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Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code; A Navajo Code Talker’s Story

Written by: Joseph Bruchac Illustrated by: Liz Amini-Holmes For ages: 8 and up Language: English & Navajo Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, Historical Figures, Historical Events, Culture & Traditions.  Summary: Once a Navajo boy named Betoli had to go to Fort Defiance boarding school, and was given the…

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When We Were Alone

Written by: David A. Robertson Illustrated by: Julie Flett For Ages: Infant and up Language: English and Cree Topics Covered: Indigenous Voices, Residential Schools, First Nations, Summary: This tender board book explores the history of residential schooling that was inflicted…

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