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
978-1-9848-2041-9
A daughter returns home to the Navajo reservation to retrace her mother's life, using both narrative and photographic archive to create a gripping memoir of her family’s troubled history. "This shattering memoir combines image and text to reveal a portrait of home.” –Elle
$17.00 US
Apr 12, 2022
Paperback
272 Pages
One World

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee
Native America from 1890 to the Present
978-0-399-57319-4
"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.
$18.00 US
Nov 05, 2019
Paperback
528 Pages
Riverhead Books

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee (Young Readers Adaptation)
Life in Native America
978-0-593-20347-7
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is a story of Native American resilience and reinvention, adapted for young adults from the adult nonfiction book of the same name.
$19.99 US
Oct 18, 2022
Hardcover
288 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

Bad Cree
A Novel
978-0-385-54869-4
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
Hardcover
272 Pages
Doubleday

Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers
The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
978-0-593-37737-6
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--has now been adapted for young readers.
$9.99 US
Nov 08, 2022
Paperback
336 Pages
Yearling