Native American Heritage Month

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Check out these titles for Native American Heritage Month!

Red Bird Sings: the Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician and Activist

Zitkala-Sa finds that she can sing through her music, but also by writing stories and giving speeches and being an activist for Native American rights.

Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer

A biography of Penobscot Indian Louis Sockalexis, who pursued his childhood love of baseball and eventually joined the Major Leagues, where he faced racism and discrimination with humility and courage as the first Native American to play professional baseball.

A Boy Named Beckoning: the True Story of Dr. Carlos Montezuma, Native American Hero

The life of a Native American boy named Wassaja, who was kidnapped from his tribe and sold as a slave. Adopted and renamed Carlos Montezuma, the young boy traveled throughout the Old West, bearing witness to the poor treatment of Native Americans. Carlos eventually became a doctor and leader

Quiet Hero: the Ira Hayes Story

A biography of Native American Ira Hayes, a shy, humble Pima Indian who fought in World War II as a Marine and was one of six soldiers to raise the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima, an event immortalized in Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph.