Books for Young Adults and Children

Young Adult Literature:

  • The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)
  • Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
  • Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card
  • Soaring Spirits: Conversations with Native American
  • Teens by Karen Gravelle (not Native)
  • There, There by Tommy Orange (Cheyenne/ Arapaho)
  • Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American
  • West by Dee Brown (Dorris Alexander “Dee” Brown)

Books for Children:

  • 32 Native American Children’s Books
  • Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard (Seminole) and Juana Martinez-Neal (Peruvian)
  • Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp (Mohawk)
  • Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee – Creek)
  • The Mishomis Book by Edward Benton-Banai
  • Pow Wow by Linda Coombs (Wampanoag)
  • Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back: A Native American Year of Moons by Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki) – he has many, many books
  • The Unbreakable Code by Sara Hoagland Hunter (not Native)
  • We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/ Métis) and Michaela Goade (Tlingit/ Haida)
  • If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving by Chris Newell