November is National American Indian Heritage Month, and for PRH, it’s a time to celebrate the original people of this land and uplift Indigenous voices making their mark in the literary world. Read Native American stories in every genre from contemporary fiction like Never Whistle at Night and Earthdivers, Vol. 1: Kill Columbus to groundbreaking nonfiction like Project 562 and the 10th anniversary edition of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Children can learn about notable icons like prima ballerina Maria Tallchief, connect with their favorite Indigenous characters from the animated hit Spirit Rangers with Hoop Dance Heroes!, and learn about tribal nations and traditions with books like We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, which celebrates the Cherokee Nation.
Books are vital to understanding ourselves and those around us. Use this month as a starting place to read more beloved stories and critical history by Indigenous authors. From award-winning modern and classic fiction to nonfiction and young adult, there are so many books to choose from! See some of our favorites below, and then click through our title lists to explore even more.