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The Read Down:
Must-Read Books by Indigenous Authors

From page-turning science fiction to moving memoirs, celebrate the stories and voices of Native American and Indigenous authors. Spotlight and uplift #StoriesoftheLand, this month and every month! And find more book recommendations from Indigenous booksellers across the US.

Featured Book:


by Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko’s groundbreaking book Storyteller, first published in 1981, blends original short stories and poetry influenced by the traditional oral tales that she heard growing up on the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico with autobiographical passages, folktales, family memories, and photographs. As she mixes traditional and Western literary genres, she explores how stories and storytelling shape people and communities.