Children visiting Santa Claus, Colfax, Washington, 1956, from the private collection of Marcia Wassem Whitman…
November is Native American Heritage Month, find Colfax & Albion Librarian, Amy Ferguson’s reading recommendations below.
“How fitting we have an opportunity to celebrate our nation’s first peoples during a month that we give thanks and remember the first Thanksgiving…”
Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq – combining poetry and prose, myth and reality, fiction and memoir, this unique work by Tagaq conjures a brilliant world and an unforgettable heroine in this coming of age tale. Read about growing up indigenous in 1970s Canada, as the narrator discovers the power and strength in the world around her. Request today!
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones – Tracked by a mysterious entity bent on revenge, four childhood friends are running out of time. They thought that they had left behind their culture and traditions to escape their past, but they will soon discover that breaking with tradition comes at a steep and deadly price. Request today!
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse – Most of the world has drowned, but Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) is flourishing as their Gods and heroes of legend once again walk the earth. But something darker is stirring… Maggie is a monster hunter, and her most recent job sends her on the trail of a missing girl, but what she discovers about the monster stalking the Rez is worse than even she imagined. Maggie quickly realizes she needs help and enlists the expertise of unconventional medicine man, Kai. Together they travel, searching for clues to solve the mystery behind these monstrous killings. Request today!