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Native American Heritage Month Booklist

November is Native American Heritage Month so to celebrate, we’re recommending the best titles celebrating Native authors and stories about Native American culture.

 

 

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

 

 

 

Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today edited by 

Ten short stories about contemporary Native American teens by members of tribes of the United States and Canada, including Louise Erdrich and Joseph Bruchac.

 

 

 

Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith

When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family’s vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

 

 

When the Rain Sings edited by The Smithsonian 

A collection of poems written by young Native Americans, inspired by or matched with photographs of artifacts and people from the National Museum of the American Indian.

 

 

 

There are many more novels, nonfiction books, and poetry and poetry collections available in the library, so be sure to check those out!

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