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Book awards: AILA American Indian Youth Literature Award

Book awards by cover

Works (55)

TitlesOrder
Hidden Roots by Joseph BruchacPicture Book, 2006
The Birchbark House by Louise ErdrichMiddle School, 2006
Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story by Confederated Salish and Kootenai TribesYoung Adult, 2006
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman AlexiePicture Book, 2008
Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond by Joseph Medicine CrowMiddle School, 2008
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom by Tim TingleYoung Adult, 2008
Between the Deep Blue Sea and Me by Lurline Wailana McGregorPicture Book, 2010
Meet Christopher: An Osage Indian Boy from Oklahoma by Genevieve SimermeyerMiddle School, 2010
A Coyote Solstice Tale by Thomas KingYoung Adult, 2010
The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk SnevePicture Book, 2012
Free throw by Jacqueline GuestMiddle School, 2012
Triple Threat (Lorimer Sports Stories) by Jacqueline GuestMiddle School, 2012
Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School by Adam Fortunate EagleYoung Adult, 2012
Kohala kuamoʻo = Naeʻole's race to save a king by Kekauleleanaeʻole KawaiʻaeʻaHonor, Picture Book, 2012
Mohala Mai ʻo Hau = How Hau became Hauʻ ula by Robert Lono ʻIkuwāHonor, Picture Book, 2012
Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light by Tim TingleHonor, Picture Book, 2012
I See Me by Margaret ManuelHonor, Picture Book, 2012
Awesiinyensag : dibaajimowinan ji-gikinoo'amaageng by Wesley BallingerHonor, Middle Grades, 2012
Jordin Tootoo: The highs and lows in the journey of the first Inuit to play in the NHL (Lorimer Recordbooks) by Melanie FlorenceHonor, Middle Grades, 2012
Native Defenders of the Environment (Native Trailblazers) by Vincent SchillingHonor, Middle Grades, 2012
Caribou Song: atíhko níkamon by Tomson HighwayPicture Book, 2014
How I Became A Ghost (How I Became a Ghost Series) by Tim TingleMiddle School, 2014
Killer of Enemies by Joseph BruchacYoung Adult, 2014
Danny Blackgoat, Navajo Prisoner by Tim TingleHonor, Middle School, 2014
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric GansworthHonor, Young Adult, 2014
Little You by Richard Van CampPicture Book, 2016
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph M. Marshall IIIMiddle School, 2016
House of Purple Cedar by Tim TingleYoung Adult, 2016
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People by S.D. NelsonHonor, Picture Book, 2016
Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices by Lisa CharleyboyHonor, Middle Grades, 2016
Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy (Baby Raven Reads) by Johnny MarksPicture Book, 2018
Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers, Volume 1 by Arigon StarrMiddle Grade, 2018
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa CharleyboyYoung Adult, 2018
All Around Us by Xelena GonzalezHonor, Picture Book, 2018
I Am Dreaming of... Animals of the Native Northwest by Melaney Gleeson-LyallHonor, Picture Book, 2018
Black Bear Red Fox: Colours in Cree by Julie FlettHonor, Picture Book, 2018
Fall in Line, Holden! by Daniel W. VandeverHonor, Picture Book, 2018
Mission To Space by John HerringtonHonor, Picture Book, 2018
The Wool of Jonesy, Part I (2012) by Jonathan NelsonHonor, Middle Grade, 2018
Fire Starters by Jen StormHonor, Young Adult, 2018
Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-Fi Anthology by Hope NicholsonHonor, Young Adult, 2018
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie DimalineHonor, Young Adult, 2018
Bowwow Powwow by Brenda J. ChildPicture Book, 2020
Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManisMiddle Grade, 2020
Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich SmithYoung Adult, 2020
At the Mountain's Base by Traci SorellHonor, Picture Book, 2020
Birdsong by Julie FlettHonor, Picture Book, 2020
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble MaillardHonor, Picture Book, 2020
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci SorellHonor, Picture Book, 2020
I Can Make This Promise by Christine DayHonor, Middle Grade, 2020
The Grizzly Mother by Brett D. HusonHonor, Middle Grade, 2020
Apple in the Middle (Contemporary Voice of Indigenous Peoples) by Dawn QuigleyHonor, Young Adult, 2020
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People) by Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizHonor, Young Adult, 2020
Reawakening our ancestors' lines : revitalizing Inuit traditional tattooing = Atuffaalirniq hivunipta kakiniinnik by Angela Hovak JohnstonHonor, Young Adult, 2020
Surviving the City by Tasha SpillettHonor, Young Adult, 2020

Award description

The awards recognize excellence in books by American Indians. By identifying and honoring outstanding writing and illustrations in the field of children’s literature, the American Indian Library Association encourages authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and tribal entities to create materials that “present Native Americans in the fullness of their humanity in the present and past contexts."

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