Indigenous Peoples Day & Native American History Month
In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and the upcoming Native American History Month in November, we have put together a list of print and online resources that highlight Indigenous voices and stories.
Curated by Academy Librarian, Alyson Feldman-Piltch (Ms. FP), the list highlights works of fiction and non-fiction by Native authors. When asked if she had a favorite title on the list, Ms. FP shared that there were two resources that really stood out to her. The first is a title published by the National Museum of the American Indian called Do All Indians Live in Tipis? Each chapter of the book is an answer to a different questions about Native People; some chapters even address stereotypes that are generally perpetuated, for example, “Why Do Indians Run Casinos?”
The second resource Ms. FP wanted to share is the AICL- American Indians in Children’s Literature- website, run by Dr. Debbie Reese, a member of the Nambé Pueblo tribe. The website provides a critical analysis of Indigenous people in children’s and young adult literature from an Indigenous lens. She also noted how useful a resource it has been in developing our own Learning Commons’ collection.
Families interested in borrowing any of the titles on the list from our Learning Commons can reach out to Ms. FP directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.