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Learn from a Native author’s perspective this November! Here are eight recent titles across a range of genres, from poetry and nonfiction to historical fiction and horror. 

The Earth Keeper by N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa)

Nonfiction Book  

A beautifully written and poignant tribute to the Earth, from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet N. Scott Momaday. - from the publisher.

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich (Ojibwe). 

Fiction Book | Playaway audio | Libby eBook | Libby Audiobook 

Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s  grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman. - from the publisher

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The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones (Blackfeet). 

Fiction Book | Playaway | Libby

"One of the buzziest horror novels of 2020" - Entertainment Weekly.

When the light of the world was subdued, our songs came through : a Norton anthology of Native nations poetry edited by Joy Harjo (Muscogee)

Nonfiction Poetry Book

"At one point in the editing, we decided to read the whole manuscript aloud," Harjo says. "That's how I revise, so that's what we did — is we took it into our mouths and took it to our bodies." - NPR

The heartbeat of Wounded Knee : native America from 1890 to the present by David Treuer (Ojibwe)

Nonfiction Book

With a dose of his old contrarianism tempered by a more magnanimous mission... Treuer’s latest work, he writes, emerged from “the simple, fierce conviction that our cultures are not dead and our civilizations have not been destroyed.” - New York Times

There, There by Tommy Orange (Cheyenne, Arapaho).

Fiction BookLibby eBook | Libby Audiobook

His novel is about urban Indians, about whom he writes, in his bravura prologue, “We know the sound of the freeway better than we do rivers, the howl of distant trains better than wolf howls, we know the smell of gas and freshly wet concrete and burned rubber better than we do the smell of cedar or sage or even fry bread.”

"Orange deals out the stories of 12 characters, many of them related, as their lives move toward an event called the Big Oakland Powwow." - New York Times 

Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot (Seabird Island Band)

Biography/Memoir Book

"There are so many bittersweet gems—overly ripe, and unripe berries, if you will—in this incisive, honest book." - Serena Morales, Books are Magic

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse 

Fiction Book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn comes the first book in the Between Earth and Sky trilogy, inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic. - from the publisher

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

YA Fiction Book

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

A Code Talker's Story by Joseph Bruchac
YA Fiction Book
A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two. Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language.
We Are Grateful. Otsaliheliga. by Traci Sorrell

Journey through the year with a Cherokee family and their tribal nation as they express thanks for celebrations big and small. A look at modern Native American life as told by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Cherokee words are included throughout, presented both phonetically and written in the Cherokee syllabary.

In The Footsteps Of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall

Through stories of Lakota leader Crazy Horse, a boy learns about his heritage and himself in this American Indian Youth Literature Award-winning novel from acclaimed author Joseph Marshall III.

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