Resistance, Resilience, and Reclamation: A Native American Heritage Month Reading List book covers

This Native American Heritage Month, PEN America is proud to present a reading list highlighting books that spotlight Native American writers and their experiences and celebrate Indigenous histories and cultures. This list was curated by Communications Intern Dana Keiser, a graduate student of library science at Queens College. Dana also holds a BA in linguistics from Stony Brook University and works for The New York Public Library.

Among Dana’s greatest passions with respect to librarianship is the crucial role libraries play in elevating a multiplicity of voices, promoting diverse literature, and empowering marginalized populations. With these goals in mind, Dana strove to curate a list that reflects the breadth of Native American perspectives and realities present in America, and selected titles that communicate authenticity as well as a profound respect for Indigenous knowledge, spirituality, and vitality.