Monday, October 9, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a chance to celebrate and honor Indigenous cultures.
We’ve collected a list of titles that you may be interested in reading or displaying in celebration. Composed entirely of 2023 titles, the authors on this list come from Indigenous communities across North America.
Otter Doesn't Know by Andrea Fritz
Indigenous Ingenuity: A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge by Deidre Havrelock and Edward Kay
Walking Together by Elder Albert D. Marshall and Louise Zimanyi, Illustrated by Emily Kewageshig
Âmî Osâwâpikones (Dear Dandelion) by SJ Okemow
The Origin of Day and Night by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt, Illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko
Forever Our Home / Kâkikê Kîkinaw [Dual Language (English & Plains Cree]) by Tonya Simpson, Illustrated by Carla Joseph, Translated by Jean Okimāsis
Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley (A May/June 2023 Kids’ Indie Next List pick!)
Funeral Songs for Dying Girls by Cherie Dimaline
To Shape a Dragon's Breath: The First Book of Nampeshiweisit by Moniquill Blackgoose
(A May 2023 Indie Next List pick and Indies Introduce Winter/Spring 2023 title! Read the author interview!)
An Ordinary Violence by Adriana Chartrand (Coming October 31, 2023)
The Missing Morningstar: And Other Stories by Stacie Shannon Denetsosie
The Lost Journals of Sacajewea by Debra Magpie Earling
(A June 2023 Indie Next List pick!)
And Then She Fell by Alicia Elliott
Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.
The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters (A November 2023 Indie Next List Pick! Coming October 31, 2023)
A Council of Dolls by Mona Susan Power