Joy Harjo

Books by This Author

For a Girl Becoming

By: Joy Harjo
Illustrated by: Mercedes McDonald
Age Level: 9-12

For a Girl Becoming is a book of beautiful, sensitive poetry and song celebrating a young girl's coming of age. Created by acclaimed Mvskoke/Creek poet, writer, and musician, Joy Harjo, For a Girl Becoming is… a beautiful experience waiting to be treasured by its lucky recipient, appropriate for celebrations of such joyous transitions as birth, graduation, or any other significant turning point in a young woman's life. — Midwest Book Review (Sun Tracks Series)

The Good Luck Cat

By: Joy Harjo
Illustrated by: Paul Lee
Age Level: 3-6

A child narrates how a much loved cat, Woogie, brings good luck to her family. When Woogie is lost, its luck may have run out — but the resolution is luckily both satisfying and happy. Richly hued illustrations add authentic details to a universally appealing story set within a Native American family and told by a Muskogee-Creek writer.