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November is a time set aside to celebrate the rich history and traditions of Native Americans with Native American Heritage Month. Our staff are sharing their top picks by Native American authors to help you commemorate this month of recognition.
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Black Sun (2020)

by Rebecca Roanhorse

An apocalyptic fantasy inspired by Pre-Columbian Americas with vibrant characters you'll cheer for until the end. Full of magic, political intrigue, and celestial prophecies. - Lauren, Hanover Park Branch

Voices of the People (2022)

by Joseph Bruchac

This book is a beautiful collection of poems raising indigenous voices and experiences. Each written piece is accompanied by a an illustration from a modern-day tribally enrolled artist. This is a truly stunning book with powerful art inside. - Abbey, Youth Services

The Only Good Indians (2020)

by Stephen Graham Jones

Four American Indian men are haunted by a disturbing act they participated in years ago in this gritty, beautiful work that is equal parts psychological horror and cutting social commentary on identity politics and the American Indian experience. - Emily, Fiction, Movies & Music

Warrior Girl Unearthed (2023)

by Angeline Boulley

Perry, a fiercely passionate and hilariously snarky teen, sets out to reclaim her people's inheritance by any means necessary. This is one of my favorite books of 2023. It's a must-read for teens and adults. - Allison, Youth Services

Notyourprincess : Voices of Native American Women (2017)

by Lisa Charleyboy

This is a brilliantly crafted collection of Native American voices that is partnered with beautiful artwork unique to each story, really bringing the stories to life. - Abbey, Youth Services