Celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November!

By Caroline O'Connor | October 15 2021 | AdultsAllblogChildren'sGeneral

Join us as we celebrate Native American peoples, commemorate their histories, and honor their cultures. Native American Heritage Month is celebrated throughout November.

In addition to celebrating the uniqueness and importance of these cultures it is also essential to learn more about important Indigenous issues, from the legacy of colonialism to cultural appropriation and more. These books are a must read for those seeking to educate themselves on Native American heritage.

 

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We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
978-1-62354-299-3
Now a board book! The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
$8.99 US
Sep 07, 2021
6-1/2 x 7
Board Book
28 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

We Are Still Here!
Native American Truths Everyone Should Know
978-1-62354-192-7
Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here!
$17.99 US
Apr 20, 2021
9-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
40 Pages
Charlesbridge
Age 7-10 years
Grades 2-5

Peacemaker
978-1-9848-1537-8
A twelve-year-old Iroquois boy searches for peace in this historical novel based on the creation of the Iroquois Confederacy.
$16.99 US
Jan 05, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
160 Pages
Dial Books
Age 9-12 years
Grades 4-7

The Great Bear
The Misewa Saga, Book Two
978-0-7352-6613-1
In this second book in the Narnia-inspired Indigenous middle-grade fantasy series, Eli and Morgan journey once more to Misewa, travelling back in time.
$17.99 US
Sep 28, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
240 Pages
Puffin Canada
Age 10 and up
Grade 5 & Up

The Water Lady
How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation
978-0-525-64500-9
This inspiring picture book tells the true story of a woman who brings desperately needed water to families on the Navajo reservation every day.
$17.99 US
Mar 30, 2021
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
44 Pages
Schwartz & Wade
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

Notable Native People
50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present
978-1-9848-5794-1
An accessible and educational illustrated book profiling 50 notable American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people, from NBA star Kyrie Irving of the Standing Rock Lakota to Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.
$18.99 US
Oct 19, 2021
7 x 9
Hardcover
144 Pages
Ten Speed Press
Age

Spirit Run
A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land
978-1-64622-053-3
In this New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, the son of working-class Mexican immigrants flees a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala in this "stunning memoir that moves to the rhythm of feet, labor, and the many landscapes of the Americas" (Catriona Menzies-Pike, author of The Long Run).
$16.95 US
Mar 02, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
240 Pages
Catapult
Age

Winter in the Blood
978-0-14-313619-4
A contemporary classic from a major writer of the Native American renaissance, with a foreword by current United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, now a part of the Penguin Vitae series. A Penguin Classic Hardcover
$24.00 US
Feb 23, 2021
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Hardcover
160 Pages
Penguin Classics
Age

A Thousand Moons
A Novel
978-0-7352-2311-0
From the two-time Booker Prize finalist author, a dazzling new novel about memory and identity, set in Tennessee in the aftermath of the Civil War
$16.00 US
Apr 20, 2021
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
Paperback
256 Pages
Penguin Books
Age