Native American Heritage Month

Welcome, November! We’re celebrating Native American Heritage Month with some book recommendations! I thought I’d give you a little digital bookshelf to mirror our display in the library.

As with any book I’ll recommend, you can just click on the image to be taken straight to SEKnFind Library Catalog for more information on the title or to put a hold on it! Happy Reading!

Native American Authors:

Tales of Burning Love by Louise Erdrich
Contemporary Fiction
In her boldest and most darkly humorous novel yet, award-winning, critically acclaimed and bestselling novelist Louise Erdrich tells the intimate and powerful stories of five Great Plains women whose lives are connected through one man.

Winter Counts by David Heska Wanbli Weiden
Virgil Wounded Horse is the local enforcer on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. When justice is denied by the American legal system or the tribal council, Virgil is hired to deliver his own punishment, the kind that’s hard to forget. But when heroin makes its way into the reservation and finds Virgil’s nephew, his vigilantism suddenly becomes personal.

All the Beautiful Sinners by Stephen Graham Jones
When a fellow officer is killed while searching the vehicle of a Native American, deputy sheriff Jimmy Doe discovers that the killer, dubbed the Tin Man, has also murdered at least two other people and is targeting another, a situation that prompts Doe to launch a relentless investigative road trip across Texas.

Native American Stories for Kids by Tom Pecore Weso
Juvenile Non-Fiction/Kansas Notable Book 2023
Native Americans have a long tradition of storytelling. Now, you can easily introduce your children to these rich cultures with a compilation of powerful tales from multiple tribes like the Cheyenne and the Lenape.

A Boy Called Slow: The True Story of Sitting Bull by Joseph Bruchac
Easy/Picture Book
Anxious to be given a name as strong and brave as that of his father, a proud Lakota Sioux grows into manhood, acting with careful deliberation, determination, and bravery, which eventually earned him his proud new name: Sitting Bull. Being named Slow and growing up in the shadow of a great warrior hardly dwarfed the prospects of this protagonist.

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