Native American authors and characters are featured in this 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.

The Barren Grounds

Robertson, David
Call Number: x

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.

Come Home, Indio: A Memoir

Terry, Jim
Call Number: 970.5 T329

Crazy Horse's Girl Friend: A Novel

Wurth, Erika T.
Call Number: YA

Dog Tracks

Slipperjack, Ruby
Call Number: YA

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask

Treuer, Anton
Call Number: 970.1 T811-4

Firekeeper's Daughter

Boulley, Angeline
Call Number: YA

Four Faces of the Moon

Strong, Amanda
Call Number: 741.5 S923

The Ghost Collector

Mills, Allison
Call Number: YA

A Girl Called Echo, Vol. 4: Road Allowance Era

Vermette, Katherena
Call Number: 740.9999 G5255-3 v.4

Healer of the Water Monster

Young, Brian
Call Number: x

Grades 4 - 6: Nathan has his own reasons for wanting to spend the summer with his grandmother on Navajo lands, instead of going to Las Vegas with his father and his father’s girlfriend. He doesn’t realize that befriending a sick water monster in the desert will lead him on a journey beyond the world he knows. Along the way spiritual challenges interact with family, social and environmental issues, in a story that continually chooses hope over despair.

House of Purple Cedar

Tingle, Tim

Hunting by Stars

Dimaline, Cherie
Call Number: YA

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

Gansworth, Eric L.
Call Number: YA

If I Go Missing

Jonnie, Brianna
Call Number: 362.880899 J79

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

One Real American: The Life of Ely S. Parker

Bruchac, Joseph
Call Number: 970.2 P238Br

Powwow Summer

Shingoose, Nahanni
Call Number: YA

Quiet Until the Thaw: A Novel

Fuller, Alexandra

Rain is Not My Indian Name

Smith, Cynthia Leitich
Call Number: YA Ed.a

Rain is Not My Indian Name

Smith, Cynthia Leitich.
Call Number: YA

Rez Dogs

Bruchac, Joseph
Call Number: x

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.
 

The Sea in Winter

Day, Christine
Call Number: x

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

Sovereign Traces, Volume 2: Relational Constellation

Call Number: 740.9999 S7295 v.2

Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story

Robertson, David
Call Number: e-Book

Surviving the City, Vol. 2: From the Roots Up

Spillett-Sumner, Tasha
Call Number: 740.9999 S756 v.2

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

Dembicki, Matt
Call Number: e-Book

Walking in Two Worlds

Kinew, Wab
Call Number:

Wolf Mark

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
Call Number: YA