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


The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf – Ambelin Kwaymullina


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

The Marrow Thieves * – Cherie Dimaline


After the Fall *– Kate Hart


The Round House * – Louise Erdrich


Beyond the Great River * – Zoe Saadia


If I ever Get out of Here – Eric Gansworth


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

Killer of Enemies * – Joseph Bruchac


Feral Nights * – Cynthia Leitich Smith


House of Purple Cedar * – Tim Tingle



The Woman who Fell from the Sky * – Joy Harjo


Mapping the Interior – Stephen Graham Jones


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

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

1569141(This book is actually middle grade)

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


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

Glass Beads * – Dawn Dumont


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


CW: Violence, oppression.

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


Words Like Love * – Tanaya Winder



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


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


Blue Horses Rush in * – Luci Tapahonso


Playing Indian * – Philip J. Deloria


Islands of Decolonial Love * – Leanne Simpson



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