Here you will find a recommended list of American Indian and Alaska Native titles young adult's. This selected bibliography of books is not all-encompassing, but is representative of the excellent literature available today. All the titles have been reviewed and selected by the American Indian Library Association.
§ Lightfoot, Kent. California Indians and their Environment; an Introduction. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
§ Hogan, Linda. Dwellings: a spiritual history of the living world. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995.
§ Erdrich, Louise. The Round House. New York: Harper Perennial, 2012.
§ Mann, Charles C. 1491: New revelations of the Americas before Columbus. New York: Vintage Books, 2011.
§ Documents of United States Indian Policy. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.
§ Bright, William. 1500 California Places and Names: their origin and meaning. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
§ Margolin, Malcolm. The Way We Lived: California Indian stories, songs, and reminiscences. Berkeley: Heyday Books, 1981.
§ Brown, Michael F. Who Own Native Culture? Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2003.
§ Decolonizing Native Histories. Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2012.
§ Hinton, Leanne. How to Keep Your Language Alive. Berkeley, California: Heyday Books, 2002.
§ Sturm, Circe. Blood Politics: Race, culture, and identity in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
§ Kroeber, A. L. A Mohave War Reminiscence, 1854-1880. Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1973.
§ Round, Phillip H. Removable Type: histories of the book in the Indian country, 1663-1880. The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
§ Owings, Alison. Indians Voices: listening to Native Americans. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2011.
§ Makley, Matthew S. Cave Rock: climbers, courts, and a Washoe Indian sacred place. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 2010.
§ McKay, Mabel. Weaving the Dream. Berkley; Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2013.
§ Ross, Sylvia. Lion Singer. Berkley, CA: Heyday Books, 2005.
§ Anaya, Rudolfo. The First Tortilla. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2007.
§ Xicotencatl: an anonymous historical novel about the events leading up to the conquest of the Aztec Empire. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1999.
§ Knack, Martha C. As Long as the River Shall Run: an ethnohistory of Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation. Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1984.
§ Clapham, Andrew. Human Rights: a very short introduction. Oxford University Press, 2007.
§ Islas, Arturo. The Rain God: a desert tale. New York: Harper Perennial, 2003.
§ California Indians, Primary Resources: a guide to manuscripts, artifacts, documents, serials, music and illustrations. Menlo Park, CA: Ballena Press, 1990.
§ Roediger, Virginia More. Ceremonial Costumes of the Pueblo Indians: their evolution, fabrication, and significance in the prayer drama. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1991.
§ Xu, H. Mike. Origin of the Olmec Civilization. University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.
§ Hispanic Folktales from New Mexico. Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1977.
§ Anderson, M. Kat. Tending the Wild: Native American knowledge and the management of California’s Natural Resources. Berkeley; Los Angeles: University of California, 2005.
§ Witgen, Michael. An Infinity of Nations: How the Native new world shaped early North America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.
§ Schele, Linda. A Forest of Kings: the untold story of the Ancient Maya. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1990.
§ Jurmain, Claudia. O, My Ancestor: recognition and renewal for the Gabrielino-Tongva people of the Los Angeles area. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 2009.
§ Johnson, Greg. Sacred Claims: repatriation and living tradition. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2007.
§ Richter, Daniel K. Facing East from Indian Country: a native history of early America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
§ American Indian Culture and Research Journal. Los Angeles, CA: American Indian Studies Center, 2014.
§ Five Views: an ethnic sites survey for California. Sacramento, CA: California office of state printing, 1988.
§ Trigger, Bruce G. Handbook of North American Indian: Northeast. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1978.
§ Peterson, Frederick. Ancient Mexico. Toronto, Canada: Green & Company, 1959.
§ Den, Amy E. Recognition, Sovereignty struggles, & Indigenous Right in the United States. North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
§ Abel-Vidor, Suzanne. Remember Your Relations: the Elsie Allen baskets, family & friends. City of Ukiah, CA: Heyday Books, 1996.
§ Stowell, Cynthia D. Faces of a Reservation: a portrait of the warm springs Indian reservation. Oregon: Oregon Historical Society, 2014.
§ LaDuke, Winona. All Our Relations: Native struggles for land and life. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 1999.
§ Curtis, Molly. Lela Rhodes Pit River Woman. Berkley, CA: Heyday, 2013.
§ Telling Stories In The Face Of Danger: language renewal in Native American communities. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2012.
§ Wilson, Darryl Babe. The Morning The Sun Went Down. Berkeley, CA: Heyday, 1998
§ Cox, James H. The Red Land To The South. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2012.
§ TallBear, Kim. Native American DNA: Tribal belonging and the false promise of genetic science. . Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
§ Harjo, Joy. How We Became Human. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2002.
§ Coronado, Raul. A World Not Come: a history of Latino writing and print culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013.
§ Schwarz, Maureen Trudelle. Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture: Native American appropriation of Indian stereotypes. Albany, NY: Suny Press, 2013.
§ Stanford, Dennis J. Across Atlantic Ice: the origins of America’s clovis culture. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2012.
§ Ancient Images on Stone. Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1983.
§ Asserting American Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations face the climate crisis. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 2012.
§ California Indians. Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1971.
§ Mayfield, Thomas Jefferson. Indian Summer: traditional life among the Choinumne Indians of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Berkeley, CA: Heyday, 1993.
§ Gudde, Erwin G. California Place Names: the origin and etymology of current and geographical names. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1998.
§ Goerke, Betty. Chief Marin: leader, rebel, and legend. Berkeley CA: Heyday, 2007.
Tingle, Tim. How I became a ghost. RoadRunner Press, 2013.