NCW Libraries is inviting local readers to check out these books to celebrate Native American Heritage Month this November.

Here are some upcoming opportunities and resources that explore Indigenous work.

  • Salmon: Showing Us the Way Home at Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Representatives of the Upper Columbia United Tribes, Wenatchee River Institute and Cascade Fisheries will host an online zoom call on Salmon Recovery.
  • Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest, at the Winthrop Library, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Priest is the first Indigenous person to serve as a state Poet Laureate.

Here are some of the recommended books to read this month:

Young Children:

  • “We Are Water Protectors” written by Carole Lindstrom and illustrated by Michaela Goade.
  • “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story” written by Kevin Noble Maillard and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal.
  • “Berry Song” by Michaela Goade.

Elementary-level reading:

  • “Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids” by Cynthia Leitich Smith.
  • “Shaped by Her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez” written by Anna Harber Freeman and Barbara Gonzales and illustrated by Aphelandra.

Middle School Reading:

  • “Elatsoe” written by Darcie Little Badger and illustrated by Rovina Cai.
  • “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask: Young Readers Edition” by Anton Treuer.
  • “I Can Make This Promise” by Christine Day.

Teen Reading:

  • “Firekeeper’s Daughter” by Angeline Boulley.
  • “A Snake Falls to Earth” by Darcie Little Badger

Adult Reading:

  • “Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land” by Toni Jensen.
  • “Poet Warrior: A Memoir” by Joy Harjo.
  • “The Seed Keeper” by Diane Wilson.

You can check out more recommended books here.

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