Geared toward young readers, this monolingual children’s book encourages immersion in a vital Native American language as it teaches about opposites. Readers follow engaging, whimsical Koni (the Chickasaw word for skunk) through a variety of day-to-day situations designed to help young readers sniff out opposites like big and little, wet and dry, hungry and full. Koni’s illustrations make the accompanying Chickasaw phrases easy to understand and learn. The book also features an English-to-Chickasaw glossary to further facilitate learning.
Begay, S., Chew, K. A. B., & Cochran, S. (2019). Koni (D. Courtney-Welch, illus.). Chickasaw Press. https://chickasawpress.com/Books/Koni.aspx