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  • Multicultural 2009

    Multicultural Children's Literature Program - 2009 slideshow

    Native Americans and Children's Literature: A Discussion of Resources for PK-Middle School

    A presentation by Debbie Reese

    Debbie Reese, Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an enrolled member of the Nambé Pueblo Tribe in northern New Mexico. She is an assistant professor in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Debbie has previously taught at Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, Oklahoma, and Santa Fe Indian School, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her research interests include the representations of Native Americans in children's and young adult literature, textbooks, curricular materials, and other forms of media used in the classroom. Her book chapters, articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in print and online academic journals as well as publications that are used by teachers and librarians who work with children. Her current research projects include a book titled Indians as Artifacts: How Images of Indians are used to Nationalize America's Youth, and a searchable database of children's books by and about Native Americans.

    blog for more information on the topic.

    Click here for a bibliography of recommended resources on the subject of Native Americans in children's literature.