WORD WONDERS’ TBR EXPANSION : Books with Native/Indigenous Main Characters

Native indigenous MCs

Hello guys !

I’m back again with a recommendations post that I quite frankly have been procrastinating for a couple weeks, like everything blogging lately to be honest, I’m just having a hard time doing anything blog related these days because of stress and whatnot but THAT’S NOT THE POINT. The point here is I’m back with a new recommendations post, I had planned a completely different topic for this month but as it was brought to my attention that November is Native American Heritage month, I thought it would be more fitting to come up with a list of books by Native / Indigenous authors and boost those to the best of my capability.

I got most of these books through Weezie @ Weezie’s Whimsical books and the recommendations they bless us with on Twitter so I’d recommend checking their blog out and giving them a follow because they do a lot for the community.

I will try to include content warnings for as many of them. The ones that I couldn’t find content warnings for will have a (*) in front of their titles

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The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf – Ambelin Kwaymullina

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CW: Violence, death of loved ones, mental torture, ableism.

The Marrow Thieves * – Cherie Dimaline

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After the Fall *– Kate Hart

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The Round House * – Louise Erdrich

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Beyond the Great River * – Zoe Saadia

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If I ever Get out of Here – Eric Gansworth

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CW: Racism and class oppression, bullying, child abuse, betrayal, 

Killer of Enemies * – Joseph Bruchac

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Feral Nights * – Cynthia Leitich Smith

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House of Purple Cedar * – Tim Tingle

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The Woman who Fell from the Sky * – Joy Harjo

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Mapping the Interior – Stephen Graham Jones

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CW: Graphic anial violence, bullying, physical abuse, gunshots, murder, gore

Spirits Dark and Light: Supernatural Tales from the Five Civilized Tribes  * – Tim Tingle

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#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women – Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale

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CW: Suicide, rape, sexual assault, racism and ethnic cleansing, erasure, alcoholism.

Glass Beads * – Dawn Dumont

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Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices – Lisa Charleyboy & Mary Beth Leatherdale

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CW: Violence, oppression.

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse * – Louise Erdrich

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Words Like Love * – Tanaya Winder

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Love Beyond Body, Space, and Time: An Indigenous LGBT Sci-Fi Anthology – Hope Nicholson

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CW: Intersexism, transmisia, amisia, infertility, ableism, flashbacks to physical and sexual assault, state violence, death of a parent.

Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools: A Memoir * – Theodore Fontaine

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Blue Horses Rush in * – Luci Tapahonso

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Playing Indian * – Philip J. Deloria

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Islands of Decolonial Love * – Leanne Simpson

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