Curated Booklist: Native American Heritage in STEM



Publication Date:

revised 11/28/2023

In our search for books, we considered how the books could offer mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors (Bishop, 1990) that positively depict Native American characters and heritage, while offering opportunities for conversations about STEM concepts or STEM identity. We also considered not just if the books were about Native American characters but also if they were written by Native American authors. Additionally, the illustrations are engaging to talk about with your young children. You may want to explore other books by the authors listed here – their other titles are often just as good!


  • Families
  • Practitioners

Developmental stage: 

  • Birth-5


  • Center/Preschool
  • Home

Resource Type: 

  • Tip sheets (storytime, mealtime)


  • STEM

Level of Intended Impact: 

  • Awareness


  • English

Developer / Author: 


Routines and Everyday Activities: 

  • Storytime

Resources for Families: 

  • Storybook Conversations