New Mexico Children’s Books – 8 Great Kids Books About New Mexico

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The Ultimate List of Books about New Mexico for Children

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Nana’s big surprise, by Amada Irma Pérez and Maya Christina Gonzalez

This is a bilingual book about New Mexico in Spanish and English. 

 

Along the Santa Fe Trail: Marion Russell’s Own Story, by Ginger Wadsworth

A story of the Santa Fe Trail in the early days of New Mexico’s history with the United States.

 

Kiki’s Journey, by Kristy Orona-Ramirez and Jonathan Warm Day.

Kiki is part of the Taos Pueblo people.

Elan, son of two peoples, by Heidi Smith Hyde and Mikela Prevost.

Elan shows his Pueblo and Jewish traditions in this book about being a part of two identities.

 

The Farolitos of Christmas, by Rudolpho Anaya, illustrated by Amy Cordova

Christmas stories about New Mexico from Rudolpho Anaya

 

The good rainbow road / Rawa ʻkashtyaaʼtsi hiyaani, by Simon Ortiz, illustrated by Michael Lacapa.

Acoma Pueblo writer Simon Ortiz wrote this tale first in Keres, then in English. It is also translated into Spanish. This is a Pueblo folktale created by the author.

 

The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation, by Alice B. McGinty, Shonto Begay

Darlene Arviso works to ensure that Navajo Nation has access to water. The story of Darlene Arviso is here and she is doing a lot to help the hundreds of thousands of Americans without water access in their homes. 

 

Josefina American Girl series, by Valerie Tripp

The six book Josefina series is also available as an audiobook that runs 6 hours and 43 minutes and is one credit on most audiobook stores.

 

New Mexico Vocabulary to Highlight:

Navajo Nation

Pueblo people

Keres language

Dine language

Darlene Arviso

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