Books for Native American Heritage Month

By Luis Diaz | October 6 2022 | General

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month this November, Penguin Random House is highlighting the stories of our authors and illustrators who represent the Indigenous Experience.  Using #StoriesoftheLand, #NativeAmericanbooks, and #Indigenousreads, join us in putting a spotlight on the rich and diverse stories showcasing the important contributions and experiences of Native people.

Here is a selection of titles that we encourage you to share with your students this month and beyond:

Native American Creators

Native American History & Culture

Dog Flowers
A Memoir, an Archive
A daughter returns home to the Navajo reservation to retrace her mother’s life in a memoir that is both a narrative and an archive of one family’s troubled history.
$17.00 US
Apr 12, 2022
272 Pages
One World

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
Native America from 1890 to the Present
"Chapter after chapter, it's like one shattered myth after another." - NPRA New York Times bestseller: The sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present.
$20.00 US
Nov 05, 2019
528 Pages
Riverhead Books

Bad Cree
A Novel
In this gripping, horror-laced debut, a young Cree woman’s dreams lead her on a perilous journey of self-discovery that ultimately forces her to confront the toll of a legacy of violence on her family, her community and the land they call home.
$27.00 US
Jan 10, 2023
272 Pages

Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers
The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
A young reader edition of the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist about one of history's most ruthless and shocking crimes, the Reign of Terror against the Osage people—the story behind the upcoming major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese.
$10.99 US
Nov 08, 2022
336 Pages

Where the Dead Sit Talking
FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION. A spare, lyrical Native American coming of age story set in rural Oklahoma in the late 1980s.
$17.00 US
Jun 04, 2019
288 Pages
Soho Press