November is Native American Heritage Month, celebrating the Indigenous Peoples in our country past and present. National Native American Heritage Day is observed on November 26, a day after Thanksgiving and was declared a civil holiday in 2009 with unanimous support of the U.S. House and Senate. “American Indians are accorded special honor on this day, and their rich cultures, accomplishments, contributions, and heritage are celebrated.”
What better time to learn more about Indigenous people through reading a biography, history, or picture book with your family? Come visit the children’s room to browse our extensive display of books that reflect Indigenous voices, including non-fiction, folktales, picture books, and fiction. A few of our favorites are featured in the booklist below, and also check out the post from Indigenous Peoples’ Day in October which highlights even more books written in native voices.