Picture Books

Dzání Yázhí Naazbaa’: Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home

Picture book. By Evangeline Parsons Yazzie. Illustrated by Irving Toddy. 2005. 32 pages. Historical fiction for upper elementary about the Navajo Long Walk (forced removal by U.S. soldiers) of 1863-1864.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864
Themes: Native American

9781893354555This bilingual Navajo/English book with colorful, realistic illustrations tells the story of a young girl who is kidnapped by U.S. troops and taken to Fort Sumner. She and her family are eventually forced on the Navajo Long Walk and to endure hardship and sacrifice. Despite the difficulties, the young girl finds strength and a sense of herself in her Navajo culture.

ISBN: 9781893354555 | Published by Salina Bookshelf.