Native American Books

From historical fiction to contemporary coming-of-age novels, this list offers a variety of options for books about and in some cases by American Indians. Check out our selection of books for tweens and teens. Some are classics, often assigned in school as powerful and provocative teaching tools.

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Native American boy wants his own name in big-hearted story.
By Sherman Alexie
(2016)
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Gorgeous picture book brings timely peace message.
By Robbie Robertson
(2015)
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White settlers force Indian family to leave land.
By Louise Erdrich
(2005)
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Haunting tale set during the Revolutionary War.
By Sally M. Keehn
(2004)
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Dramatic, complex tale has rich characters, emotional depth.
By Sharon Creech
(2010)
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Gorgeous tale of friendship between colonist and Indian.
By Susan Cooper
(2013)
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Cultural themes enrich thought-provoking saga.
By Jean Craighead George
(2003)
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Smart girl learns to survive alone in compelling adventure.
By Scott O'Dell
(2003)
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Fascinating story of Alaskan kids growing up in the 1960s.
By Debby Dahl Edwardson
(2011)
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Relatable story of music-loving Native American boy in '70s.
By Eric Gansworth
(2013)
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Exhilarating but bloody tale starts off time travel series.
By Eoin Colfer
(2013)
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Poignant coming-of-age tale about four 1970 Alaskan teens.
By Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
(2017)
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Funny, gritty, and powerful novel of growing up on the rez.
By Sherman Alexie
(2007)
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Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2013)
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Kesey's great madhouse epic best for older teens.
By Ken Kesey
(2011)
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