This week's book is a compilation of Native American stories from tribes across the United States.
Simply told and simply illustrated - the tales get to the heart of the reverent relationship Native American tribes had with the world around them. I see students diving into Greek and Egyptian lore to tie into their love for Rick Riordan stories, and I want to help them broaden their knowledge of myths and legends.
The stories are told by Joseph Bruchac -the author of Code Talker (a novel about the Navajo who were integral to our successes in World War 2)
As an added bonus- the stories are a perfect add on for a student who is learning about Native Americans in school (as they do in my school in third and fourth grades). It also dovetailed beautifully with two books I am using in reading groups this year. One group is just finishing Sign of the Beaver and another read Code Talker at the start of the year.