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Native American Heritage Month

Posted about 7 months ago by Jennifer Deuell
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Native American Heritage Month is celebrated each year in November. It is a time to celebrate the Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and affiliated Island communities for their diverse cultures, traditions, stories, and histories. It is also an opportunity to honor how their communities enrich our daily lives and our Nation. Join us in marking this special occasion by checking out a book by an Indigenous author.

Kids

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard (2019)

We Are Grateful by Otsaliheliga (2021)

All Around Us by Xelena Gonzalez (2017)

I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day (2019)

Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac (2021)

Teens

Apple Skin to Core by Eric Gansworth (2020)

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger (2020)

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith (2020)

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (2017)

Walking in Two Worlds by Wab Kinew (2021)

The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson (2022)

Adults

When Two Feathers Fell From the Sky by Margaret Verble (2021)

Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford (2020)

Making Love with the Land by Joshua Whitehead (2022)

Noopiming by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (2021)

My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones (2021)

This Town Sleeps by Dennis E. Staples (2020)

An American Sunrise by Jo Harjo (2019)

Jennifer Deuell

Jenn Deuell is a Librarian with Richmond Public Library. She is a native of Fredericksburg, VA but has lived in Richmond for long enough that she now considers it home. She loves all things YA and can usually be found curled up at home with a good book (rainy day or not). Her other hobbies include traveling and spending time with family, including her husband, daughter Hannah, and two rescued pit bulls. For YA reading recommendations from Jenn, visit Bookologist.

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