The Ultimate List of Books about Oklahoma for Children
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Children’s Books About Oklahoma
Someday is Now: Clara Luper and the Oklahoma City Sit-Ins, by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Jingle Dancer, by Cynthia Leitich Smith
A girl celebrates in a ceremony, as part of Creek Nation
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, by Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper
Sprouting Wings, by Shari Becker, Louisa Jaggar and Floyd Cooper
Wilma’s Way’s Home, by Doreen Rappaport and Linda Kukuk
Wilma Mankiller, a chief of Cherokee Nation
We are grateful: Otsaliheliga, by Traci Sorell, illustrated by Frané Lessac
A book in English and Cherokee
Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears, by Cornelia Cornelissen
This is a short novel, designed for about 4th grade, or a read-aloud novel.
Saltypie, by Tim Tingle and Karen Clarkson
A story of a boy and his grandpa in a Choctaw family
The First Fire: A Cherokee Story, by Brad Wagnon, illustrated by Alex Stephenson
How The World Was Made – A Cherokee Story, by Brad Wagnon, illustrated by Alex Stephenson
O is for Oklahoma: Written by Kids for Kids, by Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma
good for preschoolers
Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing, by James Rumford
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, by Kevin Noble Maillard
Author is a member of the Seminole Nation, Mekusukey Band.
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, illustrations by R. Gregory Christie
Bass Reeves escaped slavery, first African American Deputy U.S. Marshal west of the Mississippi.
Oklahoma Vocabulary to Highlight:
Trail of Tears
original name: Indian Territory, until 1890
last state in the mainland 48 United States states
Tulsa Massacre 1921
Children’s Books about Oklahoma and all 50 states. Which state will you read about next!