Book Recommendations for Students

This Bibliography will continue to grow as we add more titles.  We will also add online sources for book lists.  Please contribute any titles you can recommend for use in schools in particular.

Elementary:

Munsch, Robert, Jay Odjick, illustrator. Blackflies, 2017.

Secondary:

Boyden, Joseph. Trilogy: Three Day Road; Black Spruce

Boyden, Joseph. Extraordinary Canadians: Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont: A Penguin Lives Biography, 2013.

Kay, Jonathan. Why Is Joseph Boyden’s Indigenous Identity Being Questioned? [article] The Walrus, 2017.

Wagamese, Richard. Indian Horse, 2012. Film, 2018.

College/Adult:

Boyden, Joseph. Trilogy: Three Day Road; Black Spruce; and The Orenda

Boyden, Joseph. Extraordinary Canadians: Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont: A Penguin Lives Biography, 2013.

Kay, Jonathan. Why Is Joseph Boyden’s Indigenous Identity Being Questioned? [article] The Walrus, 2017.

King, Thomas. The Back of the Turtle, 2014.

King, Thomas. The Inconvenient Indian: a Curious Account of Native People in North America, 2013.

King, Thomas. A Short History of Indians in Canada, 2005.

Maracle, Lee. My Conversation with Canadians, 2017.

Maracle, Lee. Memory Services and other essays, 2015.

Maracle, Lee. Celia’s Song, 2014.

Saul, John Ralston. The Comeback, 2014 / Le grand retour, 2015.

Saul, John Ralston. A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada, 2008.

Wagamese, Richard. Medicine Walk, 2014.

Wagamese, Richard. Indian Horse, 2012. Film, 2018.

 

Online Sources:

CODE Burt Award Books [pdf]

Good Minds (First Nations family-owned book wholesaler in Brantford, ON)  Books purchased from Good Minds generate funds for the SALT fund, which supports new and existing public libraries on reserves across Canada. SALT – Supporting Aboriginal Libraries Today!

Good Reads – Indigenous – Children

Good Reads – Indigenous – Graphic Novels and Comics

Good Reads – Indigenous & Aboriginal – Young Adult

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