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Dreaming in Indian - Contemporary Native American Voices

Dreaming in Indian

Contemporary Native American Voices

Interest Age: 9–12
Grade: 4–7
Reading Level:
Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature:

Hardcover : 9781554516872, 128 pages, July 2014 , 11.27" x 8.77"
Paperback : 9781554516865, 128 pages, March 2016 , 11" x 8.5"
Rights sold: English


A highly-acclaimed anthology about growing up Native—now in paperback. *Best Books of 2014, American Indians in Children’s Literature *Best Book of 2014, Center for the Study of Multicultural Literature *2015 USBBY Outstanding International Book Honor ListA collection truly universal in its themes, Dreaming in Indian will shatter commonly held stereotypes about Native peoples and offers readers a unique insight into a community often misunderstood and misrepresented by the mainstream media. Native artists, including acclaimed author Joseph Boyden, renowned visual artist Bunky Echo Hawk, and stand-up comedian Ryan McMahon, contribute thoughtful and heartfelt pieces on their experiences growing up Native. Whether addressing the effects of residential schools, calling out bullies through personal manifestos, or simply citing their hopes for the future, this book refuses to shy away from difficult topics. Insightful, thought-provoking, brutally—and beautifully—honest, this book is sure to appeal to young adults everywhere. “Not to be missed. ”—School Library Journal, *starred review “…a uniquely valuable resource. ” —Kirkus Reviews, *starred review “… wide-ranging and emotionally potent …”—Publishers Weekly


  • Joint winner, School Library Journal 42 Top Diverse YA books 2018
  • Winner, Youth Literature Award, American Indian Library Association 2016
  • Runner-up, Nautilus Award, Silver 2016
  • Winner, Information Book Award, Honor Book, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada 2016