In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, BCPL Youth Services staff, Susan Kandt and Ginger Stapp share some of their favorite books by Indigenous authors and illustrators for young people and families to enjoy. 

We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know 
by Traci Sorell, Illus. Frane Léssac

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
by Traci Sorell, Illus. Frane Léssac 

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids
edited by Cynthia Leitich Smith  

The Water Lady
by Alice B. McGinty, Illus. Shonto Begay 

We Are Water Protectors
by Carole Lindstrom, Illus. Michaela Goade

When the Shadbush Blooms
by Carla Messinger, Illus. David K. Fadden 

I Sang You Down from the Stars
by Tasha Spillett-Sumner, Illus. Michaela Goade 

Nimoshom and His Bus
by Penny M. Thomas 

The Birchbark House
by Louise Erdrich 

When We Were Alone
by David A. Robertson, Illus. Julie Flett