Rock Your Mocs (Hardcover)

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In this happy, vibrant tribute to Rock Your Mocs Day, observed yearly on November 15, author Laurel Goodluck (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Tsimshian) and artist Madelyn Goodnight (Chickasaw) celebrate the joy and power of wearing moccasins—and the Native pride that comes with them. A perfect book for Native American Heritage Month and all year round!

We’re stepping out

and kicking it up.

Wearing beauty on their feet—

as art, as tradition,

with style, with pride—

kids from different Native Nations know

every day is a day to ROCK YOUR MOCS! 

This book contains an author’s note with additional information about moccasins and Rock Your Mocs day, for readers curious to learn more about intertribal pride and the joy found in different Native identities.

An American Indian Library Association Youth Literature Award Honor Book!

About the Author

Laurel Goodluck is the author of many books for young readers, including the award-winning Forever Cousins, Rock Your Mocs, She Persisted: Deb Haaland, and Too Much: My Great Big Native Family. She comes from an intertribal background of Mandan and Hidatsa from the prairies of North Dakota and Tsimshian from a rain forest in Alaska. Laurel lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her Diné (Navajo) husband, where they raised two sons. Visit her online at

Madelyn Goodnight is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. Her work reflects her love of childhood. She holds a degree from Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is the illustrator of The Pear Tree; Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi!; and Rock Your Mocs.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063099890
ISBN-10: 0063099896
Publisher: Heartdrum
Publication Date: October 10th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English