In celebration of Native American Heritage Month (November) and Native American Heritage Day (November 27th), the Lehigh Libraries have begun a collection of books in OverDrive highlighting works that celebrate Native American history, heritage and culture. The collection includes works from many genres, including novels, poetry, memoirs, narrative nonfiction and titles that fall into multiple genres, with topics ranging from growing up on a reservation to environmental justice. The stories come from a range of authors, representing various histories and, often intersectional, identities.
Please browse the new collection in OverDrive.
Instructions on how to access and download ebooks and audiobooks are available in this guide. To submit recommendations, please email Phil Hewitt or Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, respectively.
Example titles in the Native American Heritage Month Collection include:
- History/narrative non-fiction: An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer (e- and audiobook)
- Fiction: The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich, There There by Tommy Orange (audiobook), and The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (young adult)
- Memoir: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (e- and audiobook), Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo, and Rez Life by David Treuer
- Poetry: When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz and Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings by Joy Harjo (audiobook)