from the LS Library
I share these resources with you because for many people, for many children, Thanksgiving is not a beloved holiday. As I read the writings of Native peoples describing their experiences, I am compelled to look more closely at our library collection, to withdraw books that show a white-washed history, and to seek out resources to provide a more balanced historical perspective. Below you'll find some of the resources I consulted and others that you may find useful in your classroom.
Read-alouds from our library
I would also recommend reading: Revised Criteria from How to Tell the Difference: A Guide for Evaluating Children's Books for Anti-Indian Bias
Read-alouds from Epic!
Oyate is a Native organization working to see that our lives and histories are portrayed with honesty and integrity, and that all people know that our stories belong to us. For Indian children growing up in the 21st century, it is as important as ever for them to know who they are and learn about the histories that they come from. For all children, it is time to know and acknowledge the truths of history. Only then will they come to have the understanding and respect for each other that now, more than ever, will be necessary for life to continue.
Here is a collection of Debbie's posts about Thanksgiving:
This one spoke to me particularly: