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Top 10: Best Native American Young Adult Books

 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic MomNative American Books for Teens

This is part 3 of a 3 part series by Debbie Reese, renowned scholar of Native American Children’s Literature.  Part 1 is Top 10:  Best Native American Picture Books.  Part 2 is Top 10:  Native American Middle School Books.

Top Ten Books Recommended for High School

Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom
Broker, IgnatiaNight Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative

Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative, Ignatia Broker, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom, best Native American children's literature books
Carlson, Lori Marie (ed.). Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today

 Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today, Lori Marie Carlson Editor, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom, best Native American Young Adult short stories for high school
Deloria, Ella C. Waterlily

Waterlily, Ella C. Deloria, best native American stories books novels children's books young adult, http://PragmaticMom.com, PragmaticMom, Pragmatic Mom
Kenny, Maurice (ed.). Stories for a Winter’s Night: Fiction by Native American Writers

Stories for a Winter's Night: Fiction by Native American Writers, Maurice Kenny Editor, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom
King, ThomasOne Good Story, That One


Ortiz, Simon J. Men on the Moon: Collected Short Stories

Men on the Moon: Collected Short Stories, Simon J. Ortiz, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom, Native Indian Young Adult Poems Fiction Novels Best
Tapahonso, Luci. Blue Horses Rush In: Poems and Stories

Blue Horses Rush In: Poems and Stories, Luci Tapahonso, Poems Native American Young Adult, http://PragmaticMom.com, Debbie Reese, Pragmatic Mom
Taylor, Drew Hayden. The Night Wanderer

The Night Wanderer, Drew Hayden Taylor, Gothic Novel, Twilight series alternative, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom, Young Adult Native American Indian fiction
Van Camp, Richard. The Lesser Blessed

The Lesser Blessed, Richard Van Camp, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom, PragmaticMom, Native American award winning children's literature Young Adult

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

4 Comments

  1. Crowfeather

    Thank you Ms. Reese. I am fascinated by your ability to self promote, your seeming endless options, and your belief that you speaks for all native peoples and cultures

    • To Crowfeather,
      I think that it’s great that Debbie Reese speaks on behalf of Native Americans with regard to how they are portrayed in children’s literature. She is uniquely qualified and seems to want to break egregious stereotyping.

      I guess this is thankless work.

  2. Missed these excellent book selections while on vacation. Will RT.
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