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979.004 – Apache Indians

December 18, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

A list of choices for replacing old books about Apache Indians in the library children’s/YA collection.

pink numbers=Horn Book Guide rating / red numbers= Follett reading level / green numbers=Lexile

Best Bets for Grades K-4 (received at least one positive review)
The Apache by Liz Sonneborn (Watts Library: Indians of the Americas – Franklin Watts, 2005 – 0531122956 – $25.50) 5.9 (DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P)

Best Bets for Grades 5-8 (received at least one positive review)
Fiction
The Final Freedom by Bill Wallace (Simon & Schuster, 1997 – 1416994211 – $9.99) 4.2 / 730 (DRA: 44, Guided Reading: V) – very mixed reviews
Nonfiction
The Apache by Raymond Bial (Lifeways – Benchmark, 2001 – 0761409394 – $38.50) 3 / 6.5available at the service centers
Apache by D Birchfield (Native American Peoples – Gareth Stevens, 2002 – 0836836642 – $26.00) 4 / 6.0
The Apache:  Nomadic Hunters of the Southwest by Mary Englar (American Indian Nations – Bridgestone, 2003 – 0736815635 – $23.99) 6.1

Best Bets for Grades 7+ (received at least one positive review)
Fiction
Runs With Horses by Brian Burks (Harcourt, 1995 – 0152009949 (pbk) – $7.00) 3starred in The Book Report –  – available at both service centers
Canyons by Gary Paulsen (Delacorte, 1990 – 0440210232 pbk.- $6.99) 3 / 7.0 / 930 (DRA: 44, Guided Reading: V)available at both service centers
Nonfiction
The Apache Wars: The Final Resistance by Joseph Jastrzembski (Landmark Events in Native American History – Chelsea House, 2007 – 0791093433 – $35.00) 4
Apache by Kenneth McIntosh (North American Indians Today – Mason Crest, 2003 – 1590846648 – $30.60) ~4
The Apache by Michael Melody (Indians of North America – Chelsea House, 2005 – 079108597X – $25.50) 4

Lowest Reading Level (not necessarily recommended for quality)
The Apache by Richard Gaines (Checkerboard, 2000) ~4 / 3.1 – K-4

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Out-of-Print Books About Apache Indians Available in the Service Center Collections

Fiction
Run Away Home by Patricia C. McKissack (Scholastic, 1997) 2 / 4.8 / 810 (Guided Reading: X) – YA
Folklore
The Gift of Changing Woman by Tryntje Van Ness Seymour (Holt, 1993) 3 / 6.3 / 1000 – grades 5-8
Nonfiction
Apache Rodeo by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (Holiday House, 1995) 3 / 5.3 / 850 – K-4
Apache Children and Elders Talk Together by E Kavasch (Powerkids, 1999) 3.5 / 710 (DRA: 38, Guided Reading: P) – K-4 – available at MLSC only
The Apaches by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (First Americans – Holiday House, 1997) 3 / 5.5 – K-4
The Apache by Carolyn Casey (First Americans – Benchmark, 2005) 4 / 6.3 – K-4

Other In-Print Books About Apache Indians (not necessarily recommended)
Books listed here have no reviews recommending them.
The Apaches by Alison Behnke (Native American Histories – Lerner, 2006) G5-8
The Apache Indians by Bill Lund (Native Peoples – Bridgestone, 1997) 4.1 / 450 (DRA 38 Guided Reading P) – K-4
The Apache by Raymond Miller (North American Indians – Greenhaven, 2005) 6.8 – G5-8
An Apache Indian Community by Greg Moskal (Rosen, 2002) 4.4 – K-4
The Ordeal of Olive Oatman: A True Story of the American West by Margaret Rau (Morgan Reynolds, 2004) 5 / 5.5 – G5-8
The Apache: A Proud People by Richard Worth (American Indians – Enslow, 2005) 5 / 3.6– K-4

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Last updated December 18, 2009

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