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Tiny Navajo Writes: Top Seven Books for Younger Me

Hi guys! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Today’s Top Ten is all about the books that I would have loved my younger self to have or to read. I will say that there are a lot more diverse books now then when I was reading picture books over 20 years ago. Here are 10 books that I wish I could have read as a younger reader, which means they will be read to my maybe spawn.

Little Melba

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown


Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

the book itch

The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth, and Harlem’s Greatest Bookstore by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

fry bread

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard

the proudest blue

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

beauty beside me

Beauty Beside Me: Stories of My Grandmother’s Skirts / Shimá Sání Bitł’aakał Noot’ishígíí Nizhónígo Nidaashch’ąą’go Baa Hane’ by Seraphine G. Yazzie

first laugh -- welcome baby

First Laugh–Welcome, Baby! by Rose Ann Tahe, Nancy Bo Flood

All of these are books that my younger self would have loved to read, and even then, they are ones that I will love to read to my own spawn, should I have them, someday. They are diverse, they are lovely, the art and the stories all make an impact of some sort and they are all ones that I think every little kid should either see, hear, or read for themselves.

What books do you think you younger self would have loved to read? And why those particular books? Comment below and let me know!

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Tiny Navajo Reads: Top Ten Winter Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Read in the Winter

Hi all! Today is a Top Ten Tuesday and today we’re going to be talking about my top ten books to read during the winter. For me, since this is the first winter in a couple of years that I don’t have school, I don’t have an actual winter break. But, I do like resting on winter days, grey days, where I can snuggle into fuzzy blankets and just read. Especially when I’m not feeling well, which is one of those days. So, I have my blankets ready, I just need my books:

Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya

Library Wars by Kiiro Yumi

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

The Girl Who Heard Dragons by Anne McCaffrey

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

The Librarian by Christy Sloat

Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Beauty Beside Me: Stories of My Grandmother’s Skirts/Shimá Sání Bitł’aakał Noot’ishígíí Nizhónígo Nidaashch’ąą’go Baa Hane’ by  Seraphine G. Yazzie

These are books that I’ve been meaning to read for a long time so I will be trying to work my way through them, especially that last one, Beauty Beside Me. I’ve had it for a while from Native American History Month as I was working on a display for my library and I TRULY need to read it and return it! So, that book first and then try and make my way through the rest of the list.

What books are your winter reads? Are they comfy and cozy, or the long-forgotten members of your TBR list? Comment below and let me know!