Book Lists

Indigenous Authors

Check out some of these books by Native and Indigenous authors.

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

A group of Marines use their Navajo language to send coded messages during WWII. Based on a true story.

Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac

Technology originally made their lives better, but then the Cloud came and genetically engineered pets turned to monsters. Now Lozen hunts these monsters for the ones who survived the apocalypse, but with every monster she kills her powers grow.

#NotYourPrincess edited by Lisa Charleyboy

A collection of poems, essays, and art by native and indigenous women.

Trickster edited by Matt Dembicki

A graphic novel that shares stories and folklore from several different Native American traditions.

Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth

It’s 1980 and Carson and Maggi live on the Tuscarora Reservation in upstate New York. Both are working on figuring out their dreams of being a musician and conceptual artist respectively, within their home and as tensions rise between the reservation and surrounding communities.

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

A world similar to our own, but magic, and monsters, and ghost dogs, are a regular part of the conversation and policy. Ellie, is able to raise the ghosts of dead animals. When her cousin is murdered, Ellie heads to his small town to find answers.

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

It’s senior year for Louise and after breaking up with her boyfriend she is focusing on school and the paper where she is paired with photojournalist Joey Kairouz. Things start to hit close to home though when the big story in town is how the director of the middle school musical is pushing for a more inclusive casting of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ which includes her younger brother.

A Girl Called Echo by Katherena Vermette

Echo, a 13 year old Metis girl, is trying to find herself in a new home, when she discovers she can transport herself through time.

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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