Book Recommendations for National Native American Heritage Month

November is National American Indian Heritage Month, which makes it the perfect time to pick up books by and about Native American and Indigenous people. It's not only a chance to celebrate diverse cultures, traditions, and contributions, but also to bring awareness to the challenges they faced throughout history. We've gathered a list below featuring fiction, non-fiction, children's books, and poetry that we hope you check out.

Updated December 1, 2023
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Braiding sweetgrass : Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants
Kimmerer, Robin Wall
A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Bestseller Named a "Best Essay Collection of the Decade" by Literary Hub As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member...
There there
Orange, Tommy
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST * NATIONAL BESTSELLER * A wondrous and shattering award-winning novel that follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. A contemporary classic, this...
We are water protectors
Lindstrom, Carole
Winner of the 2021 Caldecott Medal #1 New York Times Bestseller 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 corruption--a bold and...
The rediscovery of America : native peoples and the unmaking of U.S. history
Blackhawk, Ned
Winner of the 2023 National Book Award in Nonfiction * National Bestseller * A New Yorker Best Book of 2023 * A New York Times Notable Book of 2023 * A Washington Post Notable Work of Nonfiction of 2023 * An Esquire...
Postcolonial love poem
Diaz, Natalie
WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN POETRY FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY Natalie Diaz's highly anticipated follow-up to When My Brother Was an Aztec, winner of an American Book Award Postcolonial Love Poem is an...

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