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Indigenous Education K-12

How to find Indigenous Children's Books (Print and Ebooks)

Use Omni to Find both print and ebooks:

There is an extensive collection of print Indigenous Children's Literature at both the Education Library (Thunder Bay) and the Education Library (Orillia).   You can locate these titles through Omni using title keywords, author names or with these subject headings.  Some children's books are also available as ebooks.  You can also find ebooks with Omni by applying the filter "Available Online" to your search results:

Use these subject headings in "Advanced Search": 

Native Peoples - Canada - Juvenile fiction
Children's Stories, Ojibway
Indians of North America - Juvenile literature ( use this subject heading to find informational, non-fiction books)
Indians of North America - Juvenile fiction (use this subject heading to find picture books, young adult titles, graphic novels)
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Residential schools

Children's EBook Databases:

Through the library you have access to several children's ebook databases.  

For example, go to Tumblebook Library and search for children's books in this database using the "TumbleSearch" option on the top left.     "Not my Girl" and "When I was Eight" are two stories available in this database. 



These lists can help you to identify Indigenous Children's books. Find a title and check Omni for availability through the libraries:

Evaluating Indigenous Children's Stories:

In the boxes below you will find a selection of Children's books by topic:


Residential Schools

Indigenous Knowledge / Ways of Knowing

Indigenous Traditions