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.