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    Sabrina & Corina Book Cover Picture
    Sabrina & Corina Book Cover Picture

    Sabrina & Corina

    by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

    Latinas of Indigenous descent living in the American West take center stage in this haunting debut story collection—a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands.
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    Sabrina & Corina Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    There There

    by Tommy Orange

    Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.
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    There There Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    The Things She’s Seen

    by Ambelin Kwaymullina and Ezekiel Kwaymullina

    Nothing’s been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died. Her dad is drowning in grief. He’s also the only one who has been able to see and hear her since the accident. But now she’s got a mystery to solve, a mystery that will hopefully remind her detective father that he needs to reconnect with the living. This brilliantly written thriller explores the lives–and deaths–of two girls, and what they will do to win justice.
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    The Things She's Seen Book Cover Picture

    Hardcover
    $17.99

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    The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee

    by David Treuer

    Growing up Ojibwe on a reservation in Minnesota, training as an anthropologist, and researching Native life past and present for his nonfiction and novels, David Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. A sweeping history–and counter-narrative–of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee is the essential, intimate story of a resilient people in a transformative era.
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    The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    This Is Paradise

    by Kristiana Kahakauwila

    Kristiana Kahakauwila travels the islands of Hawai’i, making the fabled place her own. Exploring the deep tensions between local and tourist, tradition and expectation, façade and authentic self, This Is Paradise provides an unforgettable portrait of life as it’s truly being lived on Maui, Oahu, Kaua’i and the Big Island.
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    This Is Paradise Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    Code Talker

    by Joseph Bruchac

    Throughout World War II, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo code talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with their code, they saved countless American lives. Joseph Bruchac brings their stories to life for young adults through the riveting fictional tale of Ned Begay, a sixteen-year-old Navajo boy who becomes a code talker. His grueling journey is eye-opening and inspiring.
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    Code Talker Book Cover Picture

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    $8.99

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    Ceremony

    by Leslie Marmon Silko

    Almost forty years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature—a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing. Masterfully written, filled with the somber majesty of Pueblo myth, Ceremony is a work of enduring power.
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    Ceremony Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    Where the Dead Sit Talking

    by Brandon Hobson

    Set in rural Oklahoma during the late 1980s, Where the Dead Sit Talking is a stunning and lyrical Native American coming-of-age story.
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    Where the Dead Sit Talking Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    Winter in the Blood

    by James Welch

    During his life, James Welch came to be regarded as a master of American prose, and his first novel, Winter in the Blood, is one of his most enduring works. The narrator of this beautiful, often disquieting novel is a young Native American man living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. Sensitive and self-destructive, he searches for something that will bind him to the lands of his ancestors but is haunted by personal tragedy, the dissolution of his once proud heritage, and Montana’s vast emptiness.
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    Winter in the Blood Book Cover Picture

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    $16.00

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    Monkey Beach

    by Eden Robinson

    Infused by turns with darkness and humour, Monkey Beach is a spellbinding voyage into the long, cool shadows of B.C.’s Coast Mountains, blending teen culture, Haisla lore, nature spirits and human tenderness into a multi-layered story of loss and redemption.
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    $18.00

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    The Bone People

    by Keri Hulme

    The powerful, visionary, Booker Award–winning novel about the complicated relationships between three outcasts of mixed European and Maori heritage.
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    The Bone People Book Cover Picture

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    $17.00

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    Split Tooth

    by Tanya Tagaq

    From the internationally acclaimed Inuit throat singer who has dazzled and enthralled the world with music it had never heard before, a fierce, tender, heartbreaking story unlike anything you’ve ever read.
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    Split Tooth Book Cover Picture

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    $16.99

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    Hearts Unbroken

    by Cynthia Leitich Smith

    Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school — and first love.
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    Hearts Unbroken Book Cover Picture

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    $8.99

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