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Our NCRL Reads author program, A Conversation with Tommy Orange, has been postponed, but there are many great books you can read right now by Native American writers.

Here are a few available through our Hoopla and Overdrive Services. Start here!


There There by Tommy Orange (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma)

Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a tribe of the Anishinaabe),  Hoopla and Overdrive

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo)

Fools Crow by James Welch (Blackfeet and A’aninin)

Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)

The Break by Katherena Vermette (Métis)


Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot (Nlaka’pamux, part of the Interior Salish language group in British Columbia, Hoopla and Overdrive

Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo (Muscogee (Creek) Nation)


Murder on the Red River by Marcie R. Rendon (White Earth Anishinabe Nation)

Not For Nothing by Stephen Graham Jones ( Blackfeet Native American)


Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse (African American and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo)

Graphic Novel

Earth 2: Society (2015-2017) Vol. 1 by Daniel H. Wilson (Cherokee Nation), Hoopla

Elementary School

All Around Us by Xelena Gonzalez (Tap Pilam Coahuiltecan Nation)

How Things Came to Be by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley (Inuit)

Middle School

Skeleton Man series by Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki)

The Birchbark House  by Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, a tribe of the Anishinaabe

Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (African American and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo), Hoopla

Young Adult

Feral Nights by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek Nation)

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek Nation)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Spokane-Coeur d’Alene), Overdrive

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