Educators will find that these titles are great additions to their libraries and classrooms because they celebrate the cultures of those who live on reservations. But they also address the hardships as well, including racism, poverty, and gangs. Some titles will facilitate discussions on the repatriation laws of tribal artifacts and the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Containing seven titles written by Indigenous authors, this booklist centers around the topic of “life on reservations.” Many of the titles fall under the genre category of contemporary. However, one title is considered historical fiction and another is deemed a gothic novel. These titles offer various perspectives on reservation life, depicting characters who either dream of leaving their reservation or contemplate why they had decided to leave decades prior.