Parents' Guide to

North American Indians

By Wesley Sharpe, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Book lends itself to child-parent discussions.

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The Gorslines' narrative and illustrations make this a favorite of many children. Kids learn from the pictures and text that Native Americans usually were peace-loving and friendly, and that the lifestyles of different tribes were often vastly different. Primary school children may find the vocabulary too difficult to read, and even older kids may be challenged. Also, the book lacks a pronunciation guide for Native American names, making it difficult to know how to pronounce some words correctly.

But children will enjoy browsing or listening to this as a read-aloud. They probably will enjoy studying and trying Native American sign language, which was used to enable communication among tribes from different regions.

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