Indigenous Peoples' Day 2023

It’s Indigenous Peoples' Day! We urge all readers — today and all year — to seek out and share books respectfully and accurately representing diverse Indigenous peoples and cultures throughout North America. See the American Indian Library Association's American Indian Youth Literature Award, announced every other year during the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards. For an extensive resource by a cultural insider and a children’s literature scholar, visit Dr. Debbie Reese’s website American Indians in Children’s Literature (and in particular the “Best Books of the Year” lists). Also pick up a copy of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz; adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese; and 2021's young readers' edition of Anton Treuer's Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask. (ART: JEFF EDWARDS.)

You can find many reviews, interviews, and links in our previous years' Indigenous People's Day posts. And don't miss:

Seeing Ourselves: Write to Preserve, Edit to Protect by Angeline Boulley

Seeing Ourselves: Cherokee DNA Tree of Life: Our Syllabary by Jeff Edwards

Seeing Ourselves: Correcting the Landscape by Andrea L. Rogers

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