Book Recommendations from the American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL)

After talking with several of our members, I know that collecting and recommending books that adequately speak to the American Indian experience is important – and a challenge! We want to be sure we are passing on the best information to our patrons and community members; so it is good to get some expert advice.

I wanted to share this information and blog, by Debbie Reese – a member of the Nambe Owingeh tribe. Her blog is called American Indians in Children’s Literature, and has not only book recommendations but also a lot of very valuable information to help library people (and others) to understand books an information in this area.

Here is a list of sixteen books published in 2016, by or about Native people that she recommends:

Additionally, she lists several books she is specifically not recommending, as well as unreviewed books. (We all know, there are more books out there to examine than there is time available!)