Twelve Native American characters narrate the important moments of their lives as their connections are revealed leading up to the first Big Oakland Powwow.
Night of the Living Rez
by Morgan Talty
Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy.
Where the Dead Sit Talking
by Brandon Hobson
With his single mother in jail, Sequoyah, a 15-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care with the Troutt family. Literally and figuratively scarred by his unstable upbringing, Sequoyah has spent years mostly keeping to himself, living with his emotions pressed deep below the surface – that is, until he meets 17-year-old Rosemary, another youth staying with the Troutts
by Leslie Marmon Silko
The great Native American Novel of a battered veteran returning home to heal his mind and spirit
Jonny Appleseed: A Novel
by Joshua Whitehead
‘You’re gonna need a rock and a whole lotta medicine’ is a mantra that Jonny Appleseed, a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, repeats to himself in this vivid and utterly compelling novel.
by Kelli Jo Ford
Four generations of Native American women make sacrifices for each other while fighting for survival amidst unstoppably harmful societal forces.
The Only Good Indians
by Stephen Graham Jones
This story follows the lives of four American Indian men and their families, all haunted by a disturbing, deadly event that took place in their youth.
by Margaret Verble
A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, and a neighbor have all gone missing in the same corner of the Cherokee Nation West. Cherokee America Singer, known as Check, is none too pleased with these developments. As a wealthy farmer, the mother of five boys, and the matriarch of her family, she’s accustomed to wielding authority. And she’s determined to find out what’s going on.
by Rebecca Roanhorse
From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Robin Wall Kimmerer is both a Potawatomi woman and a botanist. In Braiding Sweetgrass she describes how these identities enhance each other, indigenous knowledge used to structure studies in the field, and botany enriching the generational knowledge handed down by elders.
An American Sunrise
by Joy Harjo
A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.
by Kevin Noble Maillard
Celebrates the Native American tradition of sharing fry bread during family meals, in a story about family, history, culture, and traditions, both new and old.
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People
By Jean Mendoza
"Going beyond the story of America as a country "discovered" by a few brave men in the "New World," Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity. The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history"--.
We are Water Protectors
By Carole Lindstrom
Michaela Goade illustrator.
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. Inspired by the many indigenous-led movements across North America, this bold and lyrical picture book issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth's water from harm and corruption.
How We Go Home: Voices from Indigenous North America
By: Sara Sinclair
Greg Ballenger illustrator.
Aiming to make oral history more accessible, partnered with the non-profit Voice of Witnes to collect the stories of Indigenous people in the United States and Canada. Though each interview has a distinct focus, the legacy of residential and boarding schools looms large, as does the number of Indigenous people who spent part of their childhood in the foster care system.
We are Still Here! : Native American Truths Everyone Should Know
by: Traci Sorell
Students at the Native Nations Community School share presentations about the history, present, and future of Indigenous communities. The vivid artwork features a simple, bold style. The narrative starts with a general introduction of Native Nations in the United States. Each presentation contains illustrations with the student's name, an overview of the subject, a brief list of the impact that the concept or historical moment had on Native American people, and the refrain "We Are Still Here !" The last pages show students and their families with a variety of skin tones and physical abilities studying the presentations on topics that include sovereign rights and relocation.