12 books by Indigenous women you should read

From poetry to YA, these 12 books by Canadian aboriginal women are amazing reads.

Poetry, novels, short stories, memoir and young adult: These 12 books by Canadian Indigenous women are amazing reads.

Birdie was defended by Bruce Poon Tip on Canada Reads 2016. (ARP Books/HarperCollins/Thistledown Press)
Monkey Beach was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award in 2000. (Cormorant Books/Sono Nis Press/Vintage)
North End Love Songs won the Governor General's Literary Award for poetry in 2013. (J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing/ECW Press/Penguin Canada)
They Called Me Number One won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. (Theytus Books/Talon Books/Portage & Main Press)