American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage: Booklists and Resources

Colorín Colorado has an in-depth series of themed booklists for children and young adults featuring Native titles. We encourage educators and librarians to look for opportunities to include these stories across the curriculum throughout the year!

In addition, we have compiled related resources and videos for educators and families.

Booklists: Elementary School

Booklists: Young Adults

Related Resources



Author Traci Sorell on finding authentic Native books for children and teens

Cynthia Leitich Smith: Heartdrum and Native publishing today

National Native American Heritage Month Authors Series: Celebrating the Culture, History, and Diversity

The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) celebrated National Native American Heritage Month with a panel discussion with award-winning authors whose work highlights the diversity of heroes and heroines within the Native American community. This engaging conversation was moderated by Ron Lessard (Mohawk), and featured Traci Sorell (Cherokee), Dr. Brenda Child (Red Lake Ojibwe), and Brian Young (Diné). The authors also provided book recommendations.