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Native American authors and characters are featured in this fiction list including short stories and graphic novels.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Alexie, Sherman, 1966-

In the face of constant poverty and lack of opportunities on his Spokane Indian reservation, nerdy cartoonist Junior makes the decision to leave the reservation to attend the all-white public school where he is the only Native-American and subject to constant bullying and stereotypes. His cartoons, present throughout the book, help him to cope and understand.

Code Talker: a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

Crazy Horse's Girl Friend: A Novel

Wurth, Erika T.
Call Number: YA

House of Purple Cedar

Tingle, Tim

If I Ever Get Out of Here: A Novel With Paintings

Gansworth, Eric L.
Call Number: YA

The Indian School

Whelan, Gloria.
Call Number: x

Killer of Enemies

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
Call Number: YA

The Lesser Blessed

Van Camp, Richard,
Call Number: e-Book

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

Alexie, Sherman, 1966-

The Marrow Thieves

Dimaline, Cherie
Call Number: YA

Global warming takes away the ability for people to dream, and it is causing them to go crazy. The bone marrow from indigenous North American people holds the cure, but death will result when the marrow is taken.

My Name Is Not Easy

Edwardson, Debby Dahl.
Call Number: YA

Quiet Until the Thaw: A Novel

Fuller, Alexandra

Rain is Not My Indian Name

Smith, Cynthia Leitich.
Call Number: YA

The Round House

Erdrich, Louise
This is the story of Joe and what happened to his mother and how that dreadful event impacted him and his father and their family. Readers will find rich details of Ojibwe culture and the complex (and unjust) shadow of US politics as it impacts life on a reservation here as well.  "The Big Read" book for 2021.
 

Secret Path

Downie, Gord
Call Number: e-Book

Secret Path by Gord Downie and illustrator Jeff Lemire tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a twelve-year-old boy who died in flight from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School fifty years ago. Read more about this story and the author on our blog

Take Us to Your Chief: And Other Stories

Taylor, Drew Hayden
Call Number: SF

Touching Spirit Bear

Mikaelsen, Ben, 1952-

Trickster: Native American tales: a graphic collection

Call Number: x GN

Gr. 5 & up. More than twenty Native American tales, cleverly adapted into comic form.

Wolf Mark

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
Call Number: YA