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Native Voices Cover-to-Cover Project: Ensuring Indigenous Representation in Children’s Literature

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm CST


The Mitchell Museum, in partnership with the Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, kicks off a new project to ensure Indigenous representation in children’s literature at our first Native Book Fair on Monday, January 15th, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To make sure authentic Native literature is accessible to everyone, we will offer a curated selection of six Native-authored books at no cost to families and children (ages 5-11) of all backgrounds.

The selection of six books and their themes undo harmful stereotypes and inaccurate information presented to Native and non-Native children in classrooms and libraries while amplifying the work of Indigenous authors who positively and authentically reflect the diversity and strengths of Native people and communities.

Books are free to take home for families. Books are limited and will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To participate and reserve your books, please register in advance here:

Families will also be asked to participate in a research study related to the children’s books. To participate or to learn more about the research study, just fill out the form – or attend the first event at the Mitchell Museum on Martin Luther King Day, Mon. Jan. 15, at 10am-5pm.

About the Research Study:

Participating families will be asked to take part in surveys asking questions about you, and about stories and books. Families of all backgrounds with children aged 5-11 are eligible to participate. A legal guardian needs to be present with children to be eligible. Surveys will take between 15 minutes and an hour, and you will be invited to 2 community events in total and asked to participate in the survey at or after each event. Title of Study: Advancing a New Narrative Through Native Representation and Culturally Responsive Programs; Study # STU00219880. Principal Investigator: Stephen Hersh


January 15
10:00 am - 5:00 pm CST


Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
Center for Native American and Indigenous Research


Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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