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.
p.s. I updated this list: Top 10 Best First Nations Books for Kids because I had a lot to learn about which books best depict the people of First Nations.
Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Broker, Ignatia. Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative
Carlson, Lori Marie (ed.). Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today
Deloria, Ella C. Waterlily
Kenny, Maurice (ed.). Stories for a Winter’s Night: Fiction by Native American Writers
King, Thomas. One Good Story, That One
Ortiz, Simon J. Men on the Moon: Collected Short Stories
Tapahonso, Luci. Blue Horses Rush In: Poems and Stories
Taylor, Drew Hayden. The Night Wanderer
Van Camp, Richard. The Lesser Blessed
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BEST #OWNVOICES CHILDREN’S BOOKS: My Favorite Diversity Books for Kids Ages 1-12 is a book that I created to highlight books written by authors who share the same marginalized identity as the characters in their books.