Putuguq and Kublu and the Qalupalik! by Roselynn Akulukjuk and Danny Christopher
Putuguq and Kublu’s grandfather has a stern warning for them: always beware when playing on the shore, because you never know if a qalupalik is lying in wait under the ice. Kublu is pretty sure their grandfather is just trying to spook them with a scary story from the past…but maybe not?
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
I Can Make This Promise by Christine Day
When twelve-year-old Edie finds letters and photographs in her attic that change everything she thought she knew about her Native American mother’s adoption, she realizes she has a lot to learn about her family’s history and her own identity.
Makoons by Louise Erdrich
Living with their Ojibwe family on the Great Plains of Dakota Territory in 1866, twin brothers Makoons and Chickadee must learn to become buffalo hunters, but Makoons has a vision that foretells great challenges that his family may not be able to overcome. Part of the Birchbark House series.
Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
Guided by her Navajo ancestors, seventh-grader Nizhoni Begay discovers she is descended from a holy woman and destined to become a monster slayer, starting with the evil businessman who kidnapped her father.
The Barren Grounds by David Robertson
Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home — until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek. The only hunter supporting his starving community of Misewa, Ochek welcomes the children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything — including them. The first book of a planned trilogy.
Stone River Crossing by Tim Tingle
Martha Tom knows better than to cross the Bok Chitto River to pick blackberries. The Bok Chitto is the only border between her town in the Choctaw Nation and the slave-owning plantation in Mississippi territory. But crossing the river brings a surprise friendship with Lil Mo, a boy who is enslaved on the other side. When Lil Mo discovers that his mother is about to be sold and the rest of his family left behind, Martha Tom has the answer: cross the Bok Chitto and become free.
Trickster: Native American Tales, edited by Matt Dembicki.
Twenty-one short stories in graphic novel format of tricksters from a variety of Native American traditions.