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And Then She Fell, Alicia Elliott

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And Then She Fell
Fiction
Alicia Elliott
Mohawk

A mind-bending, razor-sharp look at motherhood and mental health that follows Alice, a young Indigenous woman who discovers the picture-perfect life she always hoped for may have horrifying consequences.

Wandering Stars, Tommy Orange

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Wandering Stars
Fiction
Tommy Orange
Cheyenne / Arapaho Tribes of OK

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! The Pulitzer Prize-finalist and author of the breakout bestseller There There delivers a masterful follow-up to his already classic first novel.

Whiskey Tender: A Memoir, Deborah Jackson Taffa

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Whiskey Tender: A Memoir
Non-Fiction
Deborah Jackson Taffa
Quechan

Whiskey Tender traces how a mixed-tribe Native girl—born on the California Yuma reservation and raised in Navajo territory in New Mexico—comes to her own interpretation of identity.

Becoming Kin: An Indigenous Call to Unforgetting the Past and Reimagining Our Future, Patty Krawec

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Becoming Kin
Non-Fiction
Patty Krawec
Anishinaabe

Weaving her own story with the story of her ancestors and with the broader themes of creation, replacement, and disappearance, Krawec helps readers see settler colonialism through the eyes of an Indigenous writer.

Dark Traffic: Poems, Joan Naviyuk Kane

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Dark Traffic: Poems
Poetry
Joan Naviyuk Kane
Inupiaq

Dark Traffic creates landmarks through language, by which its speakers begin to describe traumas in order to survive and move through them.

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry, Edited by Joy Harjo (Muscogee)

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When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry
Poetry
Edited by Joy Harjo
Muscogee

This landmark anthology celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries.

The Storyteller, Brandon Hobson

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The Storyteller
Young Adult
Brandon Hobson
Cherokee Nation

Ziggy has anxiety. Partly this is because of the way his mind works, and how overwhelmed he can get when other people are in the room. And partly it's because his mother disappeared when he was very young, making her one of many Native women who've gone mysteriously missing.

I Will Carry You, Colleen Farwell (Crow)

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I Will Carry You
Children's
Colleen Farwell
Crow

I Will Carry You reflects on the love an Indigenous mother has for her child and how that bond continues through time. Beautifully written and produced with stunning illustrations, this book takes the reader on a sweet profound journey and resonates with adults and children alike.