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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at the Library


In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Buncombe County Public Libraries are celebrating works by Indigenous writers and artists in November.

We have books for every age to enjoy and they’re all available at your local library.

Picture Books for the Family to Share 

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi! by Art Coulson 

Treaty words : For as Long as the Rivers Flow by Aimée Craft 

Sharice's Big Voice: A Native Kid Becomes a Congresswoman by Sharice Davids with Nancy K. Mays 

We All Play by Julie Flett 

Shaped by Her Hands: Potter Maria Martinez by Anna Freeman 

Josie Dances by Denise K. Lajimodiere 

This Is How I Know by Brittany Luby 

Johnny’s Pheasant by Cheryl Minnema 

On the Trapline by David Robertson 

When We Were Alone by David Roberston 

First Laugh: Welcome, Baby!  by Rose Tahe 

My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith 

When We Are Kind by Monique Gray Smith 

You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith 

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell 

We Are Still Here! Native American Truths Everyone Should Know by Traci Sorell 

I Sang You Down from the Stars by Tasha Spillett-Sumner 

Mi'kmaw Animals by Alan Syliboy 

Mi'kmaw Daily Drum by Alan Syliboy 

Nimoshom and His Bus by Penny M. Thomas 

Little You by Richard Van Camp 

May We Have Enough to Share by Richard Van Camp 

We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp 

Chapter Books for Kids 

Trickster: Native American Tales: a Graphic Collection collected by editor Matt Dembicki 

The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (series) 

Charles Albert Bender: National Hall of Fame Pitcher by Kade Ferris   

Sisters of the Neversea by Cynthia Leitich Smith 

Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer 

Healer of the Water Monster by Brian Young 

Books for Teens and Adults 

Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Even As We Breathe by Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich 

The Round House by Louise Erdrich 

Apple: Skin to the Core by Eric Gansworth 

An American Sunrise: Poems by Joy Harjo 

Crazy Brave: a Memoir by Joy Harjo 

Poet Warrior: a Memoir by Joy Harjo 

If I Go Missing by Brianna Jonnie 

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer 

There, There by Tommy Orange 

Come home, Indio: a memoir by Jim Terry 

A Girl Called Echo. Vol. 2 Red River Resistance by Katherena Vermette