New York Times Bestselling Author
Award Winning Children’s Author
Travels from: Maryland

“Observation is not enough, the book communicates: action is necessary… A passionate call for environmental stewardship.” —starred review, Publishers Weekly

Carole Lindstorm is Anishinabe/Metis and is tribally enrolled with the Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. She was born and raised in Nebraska and currently makes her home in Maryland.

Carole has been a voracious reader and library geek ever since she was growing up in Nebraska. On weekends you could usually find her at the library lost in the book stacks or holed up in her bedroom with a good book. It wasn’t until she had her son that she discovered her love of writing for children and began to work seriously on her writing. She decided to write children’s books that more accurately show the world that she wanted to see as a child.

Girls Dance, Boys Fiddle is Carole’s debut picture book, which was inspired by the fiddle and its importance to the Metis culture. Her grandfather was a fiddler and could play a mean jig.

Carole’s book We Are Water Protectors was the winner of 2021 Caldecott Medal and a New York Times Bestseller. It was inspired by Standing Rock and all the Indigenous peoples’ fight for clean water.

We Are Water Protectors

Roaring Brook Press |

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruptiona bold and lyrical picture book written by Carole Lindstrom and vibrantly illustrated by Michaela Goade.

Water is the first medicine.
It affects and connects us all . . .

When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth
And poison her people’s water, one young water protector
Takes a stand to defend Earth’s most sacred resource.

Girls Dance, Boys Fiddle

Pemmican Publications |

What incredible pluck Why does young Metisse insist on playing her fiddle for Grandmother’s birthday when everyone knows girls are supposed to dance and leave the fiddling to the boys? It could be because Metisse feels the rhythm of tradition in more than one way.

This charming and witty debut story from Carole Lindstrom is warmed by tender illustration from Kimberly McKay.

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Carole Lindstrom, “We are Water Protectors

Honors, Awards & Recognition

2021 Caldecott Medal Winner
New York Times Bestseller
2020 Charlotte Huck Honor Award
2020 Kirkus Prize Finalist
2020 Washington Post Best of the Year
2020 Chicago Public Library
2020 Shelf Awareness
2020 Evanston Public Library
2020 School Library Journal
2020 Kirkus Reviews
2020 Publishers Weekly
2020 New York Public Library
2020 Jane Addams Peace Prize
NPR Best Books of 2020
Book Riot Best Children’s Books of 2020

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