Native American Heritage Month Children’s Picture Books

November is National Native American Heritage Month! If you are looking for excellent and award-winning children’s picture books written by Native American authors to read this month and all year round, then this list is a great place to start. 


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Berry Song

As a young Tlingit girl collects wild berries over the seasons, she sings with her Grandmother as she learns to speak to the land and listen when the land speaks back. 

Finding My Dance

In her debut picture book, professional Indigenous dancer Ria Thundercloud tells the true story of her path to dance and how it helped her take pride in her Native American heritage. You can also check out this title as eBook on Libby.

Go Show the World : A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes

Using rhyming lyrics from a previously written rap song, Midewin author, Manitoba politician, and creator Kinew tells the stories of diverse Indigenous heroes both historical and contemporary from the U.S. and Canada. 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Libby. 

Just Like Grandma

Becca loves spending time with Grandma. Whether they are beading moccasins, dancing like the most beautiful butterflies, or practicing basketball together, Becca knows that, more than anything, she wants to be just like Grandma. 

My Powerful Hair

After generations of short hair in her family, a little girl celebrates growing her hair long to connect to her culture and honor the strength and resilience of those who came before her. 

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Hoopla and in eAudio on Hoopla. 


A picture book adaptation of US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s poem, “Remember.”