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American Indian Youth Services Award Winners
Winning American Indian Youth Services Literature books are chosen by an elected jury made up of members
of the American Indian Library Association. The biennial award, first presented in 2006, is given to the author and illustrator
who "honor the very best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians."
(American Indian Library Association)
awards are presented in three categories: Picture Book, Middle School, and Young Adult
* indicates award-winning title
The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood - Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, text; Ellen Beier, illus.
Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness into Light - Tim Tingle, text; Karen Clarkson, illus.
Kohala Kuamo'o: Nae’ole’s Race to Save a King - Kekauleleana’ole Kawai’ae’a, text; Aaron Kawai’ae’a, illus. (story by Walter and Luana Kawai’ae’a)
Mohala Mai ‘O Hau
/ How Hau Became Hau’ula - Robert Lono ‘Ikuwa, text; Matthew Kawika Ortiz, illus.
I See Me - Margaret Manuel
Free Throw - Jacqueline Guest
Triple Threat - Jacqueline Guest
Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL - Melanie Florence
Awesiinyensag: Dibaajimowinan Ji-Gikinoo’amaageng - Anton Treuer et al.
Pipestone: My Life in an Indian Boarding School - Adam Fortunate Eagle
Native Defenders of the Environment - Victor Schilling
A Coyote Solstice Tale - Thomas King, text; Gary Clement, illus.
Meet Christopher: An Osage Indian Boy from Oklahoma - Genevieve
Simermeyer, text; Katherine Fogden, photographs
* Beyond the Deep Blue Sea and Me: A Novel - Lurline Wailana McGregor
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom - Tim Tingle, text; Jeanne Rorex Bridge, illus.
Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond - Joseph Medicine Crow
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie
Beaver Steals Fire: A Salish Coyote Story - Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, text; Sam Sandoval, illus.
The Birchbark House - Louise Erdrich
Hidden Roots - Joseph Bruchac
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