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5 Indigenous Books to Add To Your Reading List This National Indigenous History Month

June 22, 2020

June is National Indigenous History Month! This month is honoured every year to recognize the heritage, diversity, and ongoing contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada. 

In honour of this celebration, we’ve put together a list of books by Indigenous authors that centre on Indigenous characters, cultures and themes. Check out the read-aloud versions below or add them to your home library to enjoy all year long! 

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel

How are you feeling today? Brave like a bear? Creative like a rabbit? Curious like a porcupine?

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox teaches children the meaning of each Anishnaabe totem animal. 

You Hold me Up by Monique Gray Smith

From being kind to listening, this book explores all the ways the people we love hold us up.  

Sweetest Kulu by Celina Kalluk

This beautiful book about love, care, and community explores the gifts that the world gives baby Kulu. 

Little You by Richard Van Camp

Little You’s simple rhyme scheme makes it perfect for reading aloud. 

My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith

What fills your heart with happiness? My Heart Fills with Happiness describes some of the happy moments in a day, like dancing and listening to stories. 

You can learn more about Indigenous cultures with online Journey Together programs! Check out the Journey Together Outreach Program on Facebook for more information and schedules.