15 Canadian #IndigenousReads for young readers

Terrific young adult, middle grade and picture books in honour of Indigenous Book Club Month.

Check out our #IndigenousReads recommendations for younger readers, written by Indigenous Canadian authors. 

Aaron Paquette won the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature in 2015 for his debut young adult fantasy novel Lightfinder. (Inhabit Media/Roseway Publishing/Kegedonce Press)
  • Skraelings by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, illustrated by Andrew Trabbold
  • ​Grey Eyes by Frank Christopher Busch
  • Lightfinder by Aaron Paquette
The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy by Cherie Dimaline was shortlisted for the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. (Theytus Books/Theytus Books/Sono Nis Press)
Will's Garden is Lee Maracle's first YA novel. (Annick Press/Theytus Books/Theytus Books)
Little You by Richard Van Camp won the BC Books for Babies in 2013. (Orca Book Publishers/Inhabit Media)
In 1968 many Dogrib stories were collected by Virginia Football. Her dual-language collection How the Fox Got His Crossed Legs shares these stories. (Inhabit Media/Theytus Books)
A Coyote Columbus Story was shortlisted for the 1992 Governor General's Literary Awards. (Groundwood Books/Garfinkel Publications)


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