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19 Books by Native Writers for Kids of All Ages

From picture books to middle grade to YA, these recent books by and about Native people are perfect for kids from two to teens.

12 Indigenous Memoirs for Nonfiction November and Indigenous Peoples’ Month

Each of these Indigenous memoirs is unique, representing the experience of moving through the world as a Native person on stolen land.

10 New Children’s Books by Native American & Indigenous Authors To Read For Native American Heritage Month

Find new children's books by Native American authors for Native American Heritage Month, from Michaela Goade to Buffy Sainte-Marie.

The History of the Cherokee Phoenix, the First Native Language Newspaper

The Cherokee Phoenix was the first indigenous newspaper in the U.S., starting in 1828, and it is still reporting today.

Indigenous Poets You Should Know

There are simply too many amazing Indigenous poets (North American or otherwise) to capture all on one list, but here is a place to start reading, including Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz.

What is “Urban Indian Literature,” Anyway?

Urban Indian literature is an important category of literature that does the dual work of being entertaining while correcting stereotypes.

9 of the Best Books by Native Alaskans and Hawaiians

To celebrate the ties that bind Alaskans and Hawai'ians, here are some of the best books by Native Alaskan and Hawai'ian authors, including The Tao of Raven by Ernestine Hayes and Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen by Queen Liliuokalani.

Indigenous Owned Bookstores You Need To Visit

From bookmobiles to charming brick and mortar stores to online book emporiums, these Indigenous owned bookstores are well worth the visit.

11 Older And Instant Classics About Indigenous People

Find some recent and older works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry among these older and instant classics about Indigenous people, including There There by Tommy Orange.

Contemporary Native Literature: Looking Beyond the “Indian Du Jour”

This is a starting point for recognizing the diversity of contemporary Native literature and its different genres, styles, and movements.