Books for Native American Heritage Month and Beyond

Check out these exciting new books by North American Indigenous authors!

November is Native American Heritage month and Oakland Public Library has many exciting new books written by Indigenous North American authors to keep you reading throughout the month and through the year(s)! Here is a sample of some of the new books on our shelves. To learn more about these titles, click on the title links below.

Happy reading!


A Matter of Conscience     In the Night of Memory     Living on the Borderlands     The Beadworkers     

           Moon of the Crusted Snow     Storm of Locusts     Moccassin Square Gardens         

matter of conscience / James Bartleman

In the night of memory : a novel / Linda LeGarde Grover

Living on the borderlines / by Melissa Michal

The beadworkers / Beth Piatote

Moon of the crusted snow : a novel / Waubgeshig Rice

Storm of locusts / Rebecca Roanhorse

Moccasin Square Gardens : short stories / Richard Van Camp


This Wound is a World     Dissolve     How to Dress a Fish     An American Sunrise

Dissolve / Sherwin Bitsui

How to dress a fish / Abigail Chabitnoy

An American sunrise : poems / Joy Harjo

This wound is a world / Billy-Ray Belcourt


A Journey to Freedom     Our History is the Future     As Long as Grass Grows Green     Lakota America

Mamaskatch     Legacy     Nitisanak     From the Ashes

Heartbeat of Wounded Knee     Shapes of Native Nonfiction     Decolonizing Wealth     American Indian Stories

A journey to freedom : Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power movement / Kent Blansett

Our history is the future : Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the long tradition of indigenous resistance / Nick Estes

As long as grass grows : the indigenous fight for environmental justice, from colonization to Standing Rock / Dina Gilio-Whitaker


Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age / Darrel J. McLeod

Legacy : trauma, story and Indigenous healing / Suzanne Methot

Nîtisânak / Lindsay Nixon

From the ashes : my story of being Métis, homeless, and finding my way / Jesse Thistle

The heartbeat of Wounded Knee : native America from 1890 to the present / David Treuer

Shapes of Native nonfiction : collected essays by contemporary writers / edited by Elissa Washuta and Theresa Warburton

Decolonizing wealth : indigenous wisdom to heal divides and restore balance / by Edgar Villanueva ; foreword by Jennifer and Peter Buffett

American Indian stories / Zitkala-Sa


I am anxious to read all of

I am anxious to read all of these books about Native Americans. I am so excited because it is the first time I have seen a display of so many books. Thank you for doing this.

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