Books for Native American Heritage Month

By Kaitlyn Spotts | November 1 2021 | General

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, Penguin Random House is highlighting the stories of our authors as well as voices in the community who authentically represent the Indigenous Experience.  Using #StoriesoftheLand, #NativeAmericanbooks and #Indigenousreads join us in putting a spotlight on the rich and diverse stories showcasing the important contributions and experiences of Native people. 

Penguin Random House recognizes the importance of supporting the Native community.  As such, we will donate 15% of net proceeds from all direct sales on between November 1, 2021- November 30, 2021, up to $30,000 to The American Indian College Fund.  We embrace their mission of providing financial support for Native American students and tribal colleges and universities. 


Browse our Native American Creators collection

Rez Dogs
Renowned author Joseph Bruchac tells a powerful story of a girl who learns more about her Penacook heritage while sheltering in place with her grandparents during the coronavirus pandemic.
$17.99 US
Jun 08, 2021
192 Pages
Dial Books

We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga
The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation.
$17.99 US
Sep 04, 2018
32 Pages

The Water Lady
How Darlene Arviso Helps a Thirsty Navajo Nation
This inspiring picture book tells the true story of a woman who brings desperately needed water to families on the Navajo reservation every day.
$18.99 US
Mar 30, 2021
44 Pages
Anne Schwartz Books

Rainbow Crow
Illus. in full color. This story of how the Rainbow Crow lost his sweet voice and brilliant colors by bringing the gift of fire to the other woodland animals is "a Native American legend that will be a fine read-aloud because of the smooth text and songs with repetitive chants. The illustrations, done in a primitive style, create a true sense of the Pennsylvania Lenape Indians and their winters."--School Library Journal.  
$8.99 US
Jul 02, 1991
40 Pages
Dragonfly Books

Look, Grandma! Ni, Elisi!
Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!
$6.99 US
Aug 03, 2021
32 Pages

Go Show the World
A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes
"We are a people who matter." Inspired by President Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing, Go Show the World is a tribute to historic and modern-day Indigenous heroes, featuring important figures such as Tecumseh, Sacagawea and former NASA astronaut John Herrington.
$17.99 US
Sep 11, 2018
40 Pages
Tundra Books

She Persisted: Maria Tallchief
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Maria Tallchief!
$6.99 US
Nov 16, 2021
96 Pages
Philomel Books

Written in Stone
New to paperback! The author of Heart of a Shepherd tells the story of a Native American girl facing the end of her tribe's traditional way of life.
$7.99 US
Jun 10, 2014
208 Pages

Children of Native America Today