The River Run

Lakota teen Alfred Swallow, along with two of his best friends, are sent to a residential boarding school that has the policy, destroy the Indian, save the man. After enduring harsh treatment and punishment, the boys decide to escape and make a run to the river.

The Cottonwood Sings

A delightful story of a lonely woman who never ages and the beaver who falls in love with her. Independently they seek out the Great Spirit, who obliges their requests to be forever close to one another.

Commotion in the Ocean

Whimsical drawings and rhyme tell the tale of a colorful cast of sea creatures who join forces to hatch a plan to defeat fishing trawlers (aka “the monsters”). They decide to appeal to humankind—with a hug and a kiss—to stop the depletion of fish in the ocean.

The Land Grab

Young Alfred Swallow uses his wits when he is intimidated at gun point by a bunch of hired thugs and when he lands in a rattle snake den. His determination to stop the corrupt land agent and help his family keep their land comes into focus when he involves people who know how to stop the land grab.

Taming Plastic

A primer on plastics for middle schoolers, with information on how plastics are made, what an enormous problem they are for the environment and what can be done to clean them up.

Standing Strong

When a suicidal Native American teen leaves her reservation to join a large-scale oil-pipeline protest, she gets caught up in a dangerous situation and goes through a life-changing transformation that sets her on a new path to become a Water Protector.