Books for Native American Heritage Month

By Coll Rowe | October 4 2023 | Native AmericanEnglish Language ArtsSocial Studies & History

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month this November, Penguin Random House Education is highlighting the stories of our authors and illustrators who 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.

Here is a selection of titles that we encourage you to share with your students this month and beyond:

Native American Creators – Elementary

She Persisted: Deb Haaland
Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger, a chapter book series about women who spoke up and rose up against the odds--including Deb Haaland!A 2024 American Indian Youth Literature Honor Book!
$6.99 US
Oct 03, 2023
96 Pages
Philomel Books

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

Who Will Win?
Bear has fast legs. Turtle has a fast mind. Who will win the race? A fun Native American tale that kindergarteners and first graders can read on their own.
$15.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
32 Pages
Holiday House

We Are Still Here!
Native American Truths Everyone Should Know
Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here!
$17.99 US
Apr 20, 2021
40 Pages

Finding My Dance
In her debut picture book, professional Indigenous dancer Ria Thundercloud tells the true story of her path to dance and how it helped her take pride in her Native American heritage.
$18.99 US
Sep 13, 2022
40 Pages
Penguin Workshop

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

Indigenous America
"A comprehensive and accessible history of the Indigenous peoples of North America." - STARRED REVIEW, School Library JournalIntroducing a new nonfiction series that uncovers hidden histories of the United States.
$8.99 US
Aug 30, 2022
176 Pages
Penguin Workshop