Just as I was really getting up to speed grumbling about the overlooked-ness of Native American children's lit, along comes this post at Debbie Reese's blog.
Presented by AILA (the American Indian Library Association), these awards single out great children's and YA literature about Native Americans.
Picture book: Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw tale of Friendship by Tim Tingle, illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridge
MG/Tween: Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond by Joseph Medicine Crow
YA: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, illustrated by Ellen Forney
Congrats to the writers and illustrators!