Books by Indigenous and First Nations Creators for Teen Readers

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Elatsoe Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

Imagine an America very similar to our own. It's got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream.


Apple: (Skin to the Core) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140138
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Published: Levine Querido - October 6th, 2020

How about a book that makes you barge into your boss's office to read a page of poetry from? That you dream of? That every movie, song, book, moment that follows continues to evoke in some way?

The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly "red on the outside, white on the inside."


Hearts Unbroken Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536213133
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2020

Winner of an American Indian Youth Literature Award

New York Times
best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school — and first love.


What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781773213286
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Published: Annick Press - November 12th, 2019

"There is no death. Only a change of worlds."
--Chief Seattle Seatlh], Suquamish Chief


Surviving the City, Volume 1 Cover Image
By Tasha Spillett, Natasha Donovan (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781553797562
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Published: Highwater Press - March 1st, 2019

Winner of the Indigenous Voices Award, alternate format and an In the Margins Top Fiction Novel for 2020


The Marrow Thieves Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781770864863
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Published: Dancing Cat Books - May 10th, 2017

Winner of 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text)
Winner of 2017 Kirkus Prize
Winner of the 2018 Sunburst Award
Winner of the 2018 Amy Mathers Teen Book Award

Winner of the 2018 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and M?tis Young Adult Literature


Pemmican Wars, Volume 1 (Girl Called Echo #1) Cover Image
By Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson (Illustrator), Donovan Yaciuk (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781553796787
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Published: Highwater Press - March 1st, 2018

Echo Desjardins, a 13-year-old M tis girl adjusting to a new home and school, is struggling with loneliness while separated from her mother. Then an ordinary day in Mr. Bee's history class turns extraordinary, and Echo's life will never be the same. During Mr.


Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142405963
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Published: Speak - July 6th, 2006

"Readers who choose the book for the attraction of Navajo code talking and the heat of battle will come away with more than they ever expected to find."—Booklist, starred review


The Lesser Blessed Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781771621137
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Published: Douglas & McIntyre - October 8th, 2016

The 20th-anniversary edition of Richard Van Camp's best-selling coming-of-age story, with a new introduction and story by the author


An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People #2) Cover Image
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza (Adapted by), Debbie Reese (Adapted by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780807049396
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Published: Beacon Press - July 23rd, 2019

2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book

2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council