15 Books By Indigenous Authors for the Classroom


 In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the importance of diverse voices and perspectives in literature, including those of Indigenous authors. Incorporating books by Indigenous authors in the classroom not only allows students to explore different cultures and experiences but also promotes empathy, understanding, and respect for Indigenous communities. Here are 15 must-read books by Indigenous authors that can enrich your classroom reading experience:

    1. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie
    2. “Indian Horse” by Richard Wagamese
    3. “There, There” by Tommy Orange
    4. “Monkey Beach” by Eden Robinson
    5. “Kiss of the Fur Queen” by Tomson Highway
    6. “Halfbreed” by Maria Campbell
    7. “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich
    8. “Birdie” by Tracey Lindberg
    9. “The Marrow Thieves” by Cherie Dimaline
    10. “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants” by Robin Wall Kimmerer

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By incorporating these 15 books by Indigenous authors into your classroom, you can introduce your students to diverse perspectives, cultures, and experiences. These stories not only provide a window into Indigenous worldviews but also foster awareness and respect for Indigenous communities. Remember, while reading these books, it is important to engage in thoughtful discussions and create a safe space for students to ask questions and learn from one another. Happy reading!

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