Canadian, Aboriginal

Kusugak, Michael. Illustrator/ Vladyana Krykorka. 1990. Baseball Bats for Christmas. Willowdale, ON: Annick Press. ISBN: 1-55037-145-2
Age: Pre-school - 10
Language: English (French version available)
Subject: Children; Fiction; Arctic; Inuit

The children in Repulse Bay, Nunavut have never seen trees. They think that the trees that are delivered to them at Christmas one year are for making baseball bats.

Aboriginal, non-Canadian

LaDuke, Winona. 2002. The Winona LaDuke Reader: A Collection of Essential Writings. Penticton, BC: Theytus Books. ISBN: 1-894778-07-3
Age: 16+
Language: English
Subject: Adult; Anthology; Multiple Nations

This is a collection of essays, stories and poems. Topics include the environment, Native traditions, women’s issues and politics.

Non-Aboriginal, non-Canadian

Lassieur, Allison. 2000. The Inuit. Mankato: Bridgestone Books. ISBN: 0736804986
Age: 8 - 11
Languages: English
Subject: Children; Non-Fiction; Inuit

This book gives an overview of topics such as homes, food, storytelling, clothing, and families.

Non-Aboriginal, non-Canadian

Lerangis, Peter. 2005. Smiler’s Bones. Scholastic Inc. ISBN: 0-439-34485-9
Age: 12+
Language: English
Subject: Youth, Adult; Fiction; Arctic; Inuit

This is a historical novel about Minik, one of the Greenland Inuit who were taken to New York City and put on display. Through flashbacks, it compares his life as a child and his life now.