Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger, an enrolled member of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, is contextualized in an America with homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream. But there are some differences.This America been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these forces are charmingly everyday, like the ability to make an orb of light appear or travel across the world through rings of fungi. But other forces are less charming and should never see the light of day.
The Red Chesterfield by Wayne Arthurson, a writer of Cree and French Canadian descent, is the story of M who is a bylaw officer. He lives with his brothers, in their parent’s old house. On his way to investigate a suspicious yard sale, he discovers a red chesterfield sitting in a ditch. Looking closer, he finds a running shoe-and a severed foot.
Rougarou is the French translation of Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline, Metis; traduit par Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné. Dans Rougarou Joan a le cœur brisé. Voilà plus d’un an qu’elle s’épuise à chercher son mari, Victor, qui a disparu dans la nuit dès leur première dispute, le soir où il a suggéré de vendre à des promoteurs la terre ancestrale qu’elle a héritée de son père. Depuis, elle sillonne les routes de la baie Géorgienne, bien décidée à savoir si Victor est mort ou s’il l’a simplement laissé tomber, comme le pensent sa famille et tout le village métis d’Arcand.
This Town Sleeps is a novel by Dennis E. Staples, an Ojibwe writer from Bemidji, Minnesota. On an Ojibwe reservation called Languille Lake, within the small town of Geshig at the hub of the rez, two men enter into a secret romance. Marion Lafournier, a midtwenties gay Ojibwe man, begins a relationship with his former classmate Shannon, a heavily closeted white man. While Marion is far more open about his sexuality, neither is immune to the realities of the lives of gay men in small towns and closed societies.
Indians on Vacation is a novel by Thomas King, Cherokee/Greek. In Indians on Vacation, meet Bird and Mimi. They are Inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Leroy nearly a hundred years earlier, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace Mimi’s long-lost uncle and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe. This is the unforgettable tale of one couple’s holiday trip to Europe, where their wanderings through its famous capitals reveal a complicated history, both personal and political.
Humane is by Anna Marie Sewell, of Mi’gmaq, Anishinaabe, and Polish heritage. In Humane the question is asked: Who steals a dog from a shelter after receiving a dream message from their grandmother? Hazel Lesage never expected it to be her. Then again, she didn't plan on becoming an unlicensed PI, helping the 'throwaway people.' However, much has changed in Amiskwaciy, the problem of poor Indigenous women and girls being expendable hasn't. Nobody else is going to help the Augusts find out who killed their daughter Nell; so Hazel takes the case. And then she takes the dog.
Breakdown is the first book in The Reckoner Rises series by David A. Robertson, Norway House Cree, and illustrated by Scott B. Henderson and Donovan Yaciuk. Breakdown continues to delivers suspense, adventure, and humour in this stunningly illustrated graphic novel continuation of The Reckoner trilogy. In Breakdown, Cole and Eva arrive in Winnipeg, the headquarters of Mihko Laboratories, intent on destroying the company once and for all. Their plans are thwarted when a new threat surfaces, and Cole is mired in terrifying visions.
Found by Joseph Bruchac, Nulhegan Abenaki citizen and respected Elder among his people, is about Nick, a teenage survival expert who is being pursued by Dead Eyes who threw him off the train for witnessing something he should never have seen. Crossing rocky, mountainous, grass and forested land, Nick uses all his survival skills. He builds a fire, catches fish, finds himself with unexpected company in a cave yet always remembers his Grampa Elie’s stories and guidance.
When A Ghost Talks, Listen is the sequel to ‘How I Became A Ghost’ by Tim Tingle, an Oklahoma Choctaw storyteller and award-winning author. Tim Tingle’s great-great-grandfather walked the Trail of Tears in 1835 and this trilogy is inspired by Tim Tingle walking the trail and from recordings of stories of tribal elders. The first book in the series, How I Became a Ghost: A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story, sets the scene in a story about the Choctaw removal process from the Choctaw homelands in Mississippi to the Oklahoma Reservation during the 1800s through the eyes of 10-year-old Isaac.
A Spectacle of Stones, Vampire Skeleton Series Book Three is the third title in this series published in 2017. Weighed down by grief and her ever-growing responsibilities as the healer of Harrowstone, Rowen has never felt more alone in her life. And though her feelings for the vampire Cruz have become clearer, it suddenly seems as though he’s pulling away from her—right when she needs him most.