01 November 2016

Suggested Reading: Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. As with other heritage months, Native heritage should be celebrated year round, and here are some books to encourage that celebration. When the author or illustrator is Native, I have included the tribal affiliation.

Picture Books

Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom
written by Tim Tingle (Choctaw)
illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges (Cherokee)

Proud to Be Inuvialuit / Quviahuktunga Inuvialuugama
written by James Pokiak (Inuvialuit) and Mindy Willett
photographs by Tessa Macintosh

The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood
written by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Lakota)
illustrated by Ellen Beier

Chapter Books

The Birchbark House
written by Louise Erdrich (Chippewa)

Indian Shoes
written by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek)

The Night Wanderer: A Native Gothic Novel*
written by Drew Hayden Taylor (Ojibway)

Happy reading!

For the purposes of the Suggested Reading posts, chapter books refers to any books with chapters. Those that are appropriate for teens are marked with an asterisk.

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