We Are Still Here!

Native American Truths Everyone Should Know

Native Nations say: We are still here! Too often, Native American history is treated as a finished chapter instead of an ongoing story. This companion book to the award-winning We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga offers readers everything they never learned in school about Native American people’s past, present, and future.

Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here! Precise, lyrical writing presents topics including forced assimilation, land allotment and Native tribal reorganization, termination, relocation, self-determination, Native civil rights, the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), religious freedom, economic development, Native language revival efforts, cultural persistence, and nationhood.



  • Published: 01 April, 2021
  • ISBN: 9781623541927
  • Imprint: Charlesbridge Publishers
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 40

We Are Still Here - Teachers Guide

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Exploring Native American Activism: Teaching Ideas for We Are Still Here!

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Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Award

American Indian Library Association Honor Award

International Reading Association - Social Justice Literature Award

Junior Library Guild Selection 2021

California Reading Association’s Eureka! Children’s Honor Award

Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens

School Library Journal Best Books Winner 2021

Finalist Younger Children’s Jane Addams Children’s Book Award

Kirkus Reviews Best Books Winner 2021

AudioFile's Best Audiobooks of 2021

Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices List 2022

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2022

Capitol Choices List 2022

Keystone To Reading Elementary Book Award List 2022

New York State Charlotte Award Nominee 2023

Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year 2022

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About Frané

Frané loves to travel and create books based on her worldwide journeys. She is an artist and an author-illustrator, publishing over fifty books for children. Frané speaks at festivals in Australia and overseas sharing the process of writing and illustrating books, empowering both children and adults.