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Indigenous Authors & Titles
Fiction and non-fiction titles meant to educate, entertain, and fulfill readers of all interests and ages. Covers genre-specific titles, graphic novels, and digital eBooks and eAudiobooks available on Libby.
Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month
"November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly refered to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges." - National Congress of American Indians
Literacy Collection - Educational Titles
The Mindful Family Guidebook by "Chippewa clinical psychologist Renda Dionne Madrigal offers time-honored Indigenous stories and mindfulness practices that help families get off their screens, reconnect with each other and the natural world, and tune into their instincts for a more joyful, emotionally authentic, and healthy family culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 306.85 MADRI REN
Publication Date: 2021-05-18
This Is the Canon by "These are the books you should read. This is the canon. Joan Anim-Addo, Deirdre Osborne and Kadija Sesay have curated a decolonised reading list that celebrates the wide and diverse experiences of people from around the world, of all backgrounds and all races. It disrupts the all-too-often white-dominated 'required reading' collections that have become the accepted norm and highlights powerful voices and cultural perspectives that demand a place on our shelves. From literary giants such as Toni Morrison and Chinua Achebe to less well known (but equally vital) writers such as Caribbean novelist Earl Lovelace or Indigenous Australian author Tony Birch, the novels recommended here are in turn haunting and lyrical; innovative and inspiring; edgy and poignant. The power of great fiction is that readers have the opportunity to discover new worlds and encounter other beliefs and opinions. This is the Canon offers a rich and multifaceted perspective on our past, present and future which deserves to be read by all bibliophiles - whether they are book club members or solitary readers, self-educators or teachers. These are the books you should read. This is the canon"--Publisher's description.
Call Number: LC 809.3 ANIMA JOA
Publication Date: 2022-02-22
Resurgence by "Resurgence is a powerful collection of Indigenous voices in poetic, artistic, and narrative texts to support teachers in bridging existing curricular plans with rich, living texts and expressions. Christine M'Lot and Katya Ferguson have made the decision to treat each submission as a "living text" that acts as a springboard for engagement with Indigenous voices and pedagogies that teachers can use with students of all ages (K-12). Each narrative, poem, or artistic expression provides a gift to teachers that evokes critical reflection of past and current teaching practices and inspires new quests and questions."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 810.9897 RESUR
Publication Date: 2022-04-26
Notable Native People by "An accessible and educational illustrated book profiling 50 notable American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian people, from NBA star Kyrie Irving of the Standing Rock Lakota to Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: LC 920.009297 KEENE ADR
Publication Date: 2021-10-19
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Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Resources
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