Wednesday, May 06, 2015

AICL's Best Books of 2015

In December of 2014, I made a list of books that I'd recommended in 2014. It was a list of books that were published in that year.

This year I'm starting the Best Books of 2015 list today (May 6) and will update it as the year progresses. If you're looking over the list and want me to consider a book, do let me know!


Comics and Graphic Novels:
  • Three Feathers written by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Krystal Mateus, published by High Water Press, Inc.
  • Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection, edited by Michael Sheyahshe, published by Alternative History Comics
  • Super Indian, Volume II, written and illustrated by Arigon Starr, published by Wacky Productions, Unlimited.
  • The Blue Raven written by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Steven Keewatin Sanderson, published by Pearson.
  • A Blanket of Butterflies written by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, published by Highwater Press.

Board Books:

  • Celebrate My Hopi Corn and Celebrate My Hopi Toys, by Anita Poleahla, illustrated by Emmet Navakuku, published by Salina Press. 

Picture Books:
  • Kamik's First Sled by Matilda Sulurayok, illustrated by Qin Leng, published by Inhabit Media.
  • Hiawatha and the Peacemaker by Robbie Robertson, illustrated by David Shannon, published by Abrams.
  • The Apple Tree by Sandy Tharpe-Thee, illustrated by Marlena Campbell Hodson, published by Road Runner Press.

For Middle Grades:

For High School:
  • Feral Pride written by Cynthia Leitich Smith, published by Candlewick.
  • Urban Tribes edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale, published by Annick Press. 
  • Whistle by Richard Van Camp, published by Pearson. 


Comics and Graphic Novels:

Picture Books:

For Middle Grades:

For High School:
  • Shadowshaper written by Daniel Jose Older, published in 2015 by Arthur A. Levine (imprint of Scholastic). 

1 comment:

Patricia K said...

native author - For High school
Published in Dec 2015
Righting the Wrongs: Residential Schools by Melanie Florence
above website has a look inside feature that shows the first 28 pages.

Excellent book about the Cdn residential schools. One of the best overviews I've seen yet. Uses quotes from survivors, images from the schools, and other primary resources.