Indigenous Peoples Day Book List

Indigenous Peoples Day is Monday, Oct. 11, 2021!

In 2019, Gov. Whitmer declared that Michigan would celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October. Read her Proclamation at Michigan.gov. We’ve put together a reading list for all ages that will help you celebrate!

For more information about Indigenous Peoples Day, visit the links below and pick up one of these great titles today!

Adult Collections

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Where the Dead Sit Talking
by Brandon Hobson
Adult Fiction HOBSON

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection
by Hope Nicholson
Adult Graphic Novels MOO

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Adult Nonfiction 590.89 K

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction
by Sean Kicummah Teuton
Adult Nonfiction 810.9897 T

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
by David Treuer
Adult Nonfiction 970.004 T

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

There There
by Tommy Orange
Adult Fiction ORANGE

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Not a Nation of Immigrants
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Adult Nonfiction 305.8 D

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman
Cooking Collection
641.59297 S

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through by Joy Harjo
Adult Nonfiction 811.008 H

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WW II
by Chester Nez
Adult Biography NEZ

Teen Collections

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

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

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Sweetgrass Basket
by Marlene Carvell
Teen Fiction CARVELL

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Rez Runaway
by Melanie Florence
Teen Fiction FLORENCE

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Redbone : The True Story of a Native American Rock Band
by Christian Staebler
Teen Graphic Novels RED

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

The Heart of Everything That Is
by Bob Drury
Teen Nonfiction 978.004 D

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Firekeeper’s Daughter
by Angeline Boulley
Teen Hot Reads BOULLEY

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

The Marrow Thieves
by Cherie Dimaline
Teen Fiction DIMALINE

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Elatsoe
by Darcy Little Badger
Teen Fiction LITTLE BADGER

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Urban Tribes : Native Americans in the City
by Mary Beth Leatherdale
Teen Nonfiction 305.897 C

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People
by Debbie Reese
Teen Nonfiction 973 M

Youth Collections

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Bowwow Powwow
by Brenda Child
Youth Picture Books CHI

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Fry Bread
by Kevin Noble Maillard
Youth Picture Books MAI

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

The Birchbark House
by Louise Erdrich
Youth Fiction ERDRICH

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Trickster: Native American Tales
edited by Matt Dembicki
Youth Graphic Novels TRI

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

We Are Still Here!
by Traci Sorell
Youth Nonfiction J 973.04 S

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
Youth Picture Books LIN

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Jo Jo Makoons: The Used-to-Be Best Friend
by Dawn Quigley
Youth Early Chapter Books JOJO

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Ancestor Approved edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Youth Fiction SMITH

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Treaty Words: For as Long as the River Flows by Aimée Craft
Youth Nonfiction J 342.71 C

Indigenous Peoples Day Booklist

Sharice’s Big Voice
by Sharice Davids
Youth Biographies DAVIDS

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